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Authorities ID family killed in rural California house fire


DOS PALOS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified a family killed in a house fire in rural Central California. The Merced County Sheriff’s Office identified two adult victims as 40-year-old Ruben Andrade and 35-year-old Juana Yanez, parents of the three child victims. The children were identified as 1-year-old Hector Andrade, 4-year-old Judith Andrade and 11-year-old Christopher Andrade. The fire was reported before dawn Thursday at one of two houses on a property outside the agricultural community of Dos Palos. Two other adults were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Investigators believe the fire was an accident.

Associated Press

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