Twins die in Round Rock house fire

(Round Rock, TX-AP) -- Authorities say twin girls just days from
turning 3 years old died in a Round Rock house fire as their father
tried to save them.
Sierra Michelle Thornton and Sydnee Lynn Thornton, daughters of
Tonya and James Thornton, died yesterday afternoon.
Firefighters and police were trying to determine late
yesterdaywhat caused the fire.
A neighbor said he called 9-1-1 about 2:30 p-m C-D-T after the
father knocked on his door, saying his children were inside the
burning house and he needed help.
Firefighters arrived about nine minutes after the 9-1-1 call to
find flames shooting through the roof.
A city spokesman said the twins' bodies were found in the back
of the house. The girls lived with their parents and older sisters,
ages eight and 15.

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