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4 dead, 2 critical after Indianapolis house fire

Updated Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 | 8:39 a.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A fire official says an Indianapolis house fire has killed a man, a woman and two of their children, and left their two surviving siblings in "very critical" condition.

Capt. Rita Reith says a motorist along Interstate 70 reported the fire about 9:10 a.m. Saturday but subsequent 911 calls helped fire officials determine the home's location.

Reith says firefighters pulled the parents and their four children, all in critical condition, from a small bungalow-style home and quickly extinguished the fire.

She says the parents, a man in his early 40s and a woman in her early 30s, were pronounced dead at a hospital.

Two of the children were pronounced dead at Riley Hospital for Children, where their two siblings remain hospitalized in very critical condition.