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    Four children killed, two others injured in Iowa house fire

    MASON CITY, IOWA (AP) – A house fire left four children dead and two people injured yesterday in northern Iowa.

    Mason City firefighters were called to the fire about 5am in an older home in a neighbourhood near the city’s downtown.

    Crews who arrived could see flames in the first and second floors of the house, according to a news release from the Mason City Fire Department.

    The four children killed were identified as John Michael Mcluer, 12; Odin Thor Mcluer, 10; Drako Mcluer, six; and Phenix Mcluer, three.

    The fire department said John Michael Mcluer, 55, and Ravan Dawn Mcluer, 11, suffered burns and were treated at a hospital.

    The cause of the fire hadn’t been determined but the fire department said foul play wasn’t suspected.

    Mason City is a community of about 27,000 people. It is in northern Iowa, 177 kilometres north of Des Moines.

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