- Associated Press - Sunday, March 6, 2016

ORANGE, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say two children were killed and three people were injured in a house fire in western Massachusetts.

The fire was reported around 4:45 p.m. Saturday at a home in Orange.

The children’s identities haven’t been released.

The injured were taken to a hospital. There’s no word on their current conditions.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Fire officials say there have been 18 fire-related deaths in the state this year.

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