Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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2 children die in house fire in Armstrong County

Two children perished in a house fire Thursday in Armstrong County.

County Coroner Brian Myers identified the victims as 13-year-old Emilee Hooten and her brother, 10-year-old Darren Hooten.

"I'm just trying to get my head around this," he said, noting that he had been called to fatal fires involving children two consecutive days. A 16-year-old was killed in South Bend Township on Wednesday.

The latest fire was reported at a home in the 100 block of Pleasant View Drive shortly before 10:30 a.m.

Mr. Myers said another child in the house alerted family members, who were unable to put the fire out.

Emilee and Darren were found in an upstairs bedroom, according to Mr. Myers.

In addition to the children who died, one family member was injured and taken to a hospital, said East Franklin Township fire Chief Mark Feeney. …

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