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Three dead in Moses Lake house fire

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MOSES LAKE, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a house fire in Moses Lake and has left three people dead, including a man who first escaped then went back in to try to save 2 of his children.

Sam Lorenz (lor-ENZ'), Grant County's director of emergency management, says a 7-year-old boy, 5-year-old girl and their a 28-year-old father were pronounced dead at the scene.

The mother and a young girl were transported to a nearby hospital. The woman was later airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. No details were immediately available on their condition.

Lorenz says the house was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters and sheriff's deputies arrived early Saturday morning. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.