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House fire near Haysville kills two children, injures father

October 22, 2002

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— Two children died and their father was seriously injured Monday when their home south of Haysville caught fire, authorities said.

Fire officials haven't released the victims' names.

Sedgwick County Sheriff's deputies were the first to arrive at the fire after noon, but they were unable to enter the home because it was engulfed in flames. Firefighters who arrived minutes later pulled four people from the home, said Ron Reavis, a division chief for the Sedgwick County Fire Department.

Both of the children boys ages 1 and 3 were pronounced dead at the home. Their father was listed in serious condition at a Wichita hospital. Another victim refused medical treatment.

An unidentified man is comforted by family and friends while
Sedgwick County firefighters battle a blaze at his home in
Haysville. The fire Monday killed two of his nephews.

An unidentified man is comforted by family and friends while Sedgwick County firefighters battle a blaze at his home in Haysville. The fire Monday killed two of his nephews.

The children's mother was at work when the fire started, Reavis said.

The home was destroyed, he said, and the cause of the fire remained under investigation.

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