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UPDATE: 3 children killed in house fire in Pierce Nebraska

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Posted at 11:23 AM, Jan 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-30 12:23:56-05

PIERCE, Neb. (AP) — Three children have died after a home caught fire in a rural area of northern Nebraska.

The fire broke out just after 3:30 a.m. Saturday in the town of Pierce. Three people got out, but a 17-year-old, 15-year-old and 12-year-old were unable to escape.

Nebraska State Fire Marshal Agency Chief Investigator Adam Matzner says in a news release that they were pronounced dead at the scene.

Their names were not released.

Two people were uninjured. One person was treated at a hospital and released.

Matzner says the fire was accidental and caused by a wood-burning stove.

SEE MORE: Multiple deaths reported in fire at home in rural Nebraska

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