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City Fire Department Maj. Tammy McKinney says the children killed in the Wednesday morning fire range in age from 2 to 8 years old. McKinney says a man also is in critical condition.

Ms. McKinney says the home was already engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived just minutes after receiving a call around 6:30 a.m. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known. Mr. McKinney says the home did not have working smoke detectors.

She says the interior of the home about a mile east of Lake Hefner in northwest Oklahoma City appears completely gutted by the fire.

• From wire dispatches and staff reports