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Two children dead, one adult injured after overnight house fire in Salisbury, officials say

Four people were inside the home at the time of the fire, including two children who were found dead by firefighters, according to officials.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Two kids are dead and an adult is in the hospital after a fire ripped through a home in Salisbury overnight Saturday, according to officials.

The Salisbury Fire Department and Rowan County Emergency Services responded to a call about a house fire around 12:30 a.m. along South Church Street, not far from South Main Street. Flames and smoke were showing from the home when firefighters arrived.

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Fire officials at the scene told WCNC Charlotte the fire originated on the first floor of the home where two adults and two children were located, as well as another adult on the second floor.

The two children, who were under the age of 5-yeard-old were found dead by firefighters, according to officials. 

An adult was taken to Rowan Regional Medical Center with serious burns and was later airlifted to Baptist Medical Center, officials said.

One firefighter was treated on scene and eventually taken to an area hospital as a precaution, according to authorities.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Officials told WCNC Charlotte no foul play or arson is suspected at this time.

The Salisbury Fire Marshal’s office and Salisbury Police are investigating. 

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