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Posted January 11, 2013 EST

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Four Children Killed In Georgia House Fire
Four Children Killed In Georgia House Fire

Four children, ranging in age from 8 months to 7 years, were killed in a devastating house fire in Conyers, Ga., east of Atlanta, fire officials said. Conyers Police Department official Mike Waters said two adults and a 5-year-old-boy escaped the blaze Tuesday, but the other children -- three boys and a girl -- were found inside the home and pronounced dead, WGCL-TV, Atlanta, reported Wednesday.

The children's grandmother was at the house when the fire broke out and was uninjured, fire officials said.

Four police officers arrived less than a minute after the call was made and entered the house with fire extinguishers, but were forced back out by the flames, Waters said.

The 5-year-old boy who survived was thrown from a second-story window by his mother, who also jumped to safety, WGCL said. The mother sustained severe burns, fire officials said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

Written and photos by United Press International

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