Aurora house fire kills 2 children, injures 7 others; 4 kids remain in critical condition

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Two children are dead and four other children remained hospitalized in critical condition Thursday morning after an overnight house fire in Aurora, authorities said.

Nine people were inside a house in the 2800 block of South Oakland Circle that went up in flames at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Dawn Small with Aurora Fire Rescue.

All nine were taken to area hospitals, and two of the children, a 1-year-old and 9-year-old, died at the hospital, Small said.

One other child and two adults were treated at a hospital and released.

The four children who were in critical condition as of Thursday morning were still in the hospital.

Multiple fire rescue trucks responded to the fire due to the large number of people who were inside.

Small said the agency is still still investigating the cause of the fire.

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