HAYSVILLE, Kan. (AP) - 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 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.
The children's mother was at work when the fire started, Reavis
said.
The home was destroyed, Reavis said, and the cause of the fire
remained under investigation.

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