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Fatal Fire

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By AP

McAlester, OK – 2 people killed in SE Oklahoma house fire

McALESTER, Okla. (AP) Authorities say two women have been killed in a house fire in McAlester.

McAlester Fire Chief Brett Brewer says firefighters received a call early Tuesday about a fire at a residence and found two people in the front yard of the home. Brewer says crews learned there were two more people inside, but firefighters were unable to get them out because of the intensity of the blaze.

The two people found outside were taken to a McAlester hospital. The names of the victims weren't immediately released.

Brewer says the cause of the fire is under investigation.