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Knox Co. Kentuky house fire kills 2 adults, 5 children

Knox County Coroner Mike Blevins confirmed that a man, a woman and five children died in a rural house fire in Kentucky.

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Seven people have died in a rural house fire in southeastern Kentucky, Knox County Coroner Mike Blevins said Saturday.

The victims were a man, a woman and five children.

AP reports that Blevins said the victims' names will not be released immediately since officials are still trying to confirm their identities.

The female victim was the mother of three of the children, and the other two children were from another family, he added.

It is unclear when the fire broke out but the Louisville Courier-Journal reports that someone called 911 at 9:57am on Saturday.

Troopers said that firefighters stayed on the scene until the fire was out at 1 p.m.

The rural community of Gray is in a coal field region about about halfway between Lexington, Ky., and Knoxville, Tenn.

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