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Mar152011

Seven Children Killed in Pennsylvania Farmhouse Fire Being Buried

Hemera Technologies/Thinkstock(LOYSVILLE, Pa.) -- Seven children from a small rural town in Pennsylvania will be remembered Tuesday as they are laid to rest a week after they died in a farmhouse fire.

The children -- six girls and one boy, ranging in age from seven months to 11 years old -- were killed last Tuesday night when a fire broke out at their two-story farmhouse in Blain.

State Trooper Tom Pinkerton said the children's mother was in the barn milking cows when another child alerted her to the fire.  The mother then ran to the home of a neighbor, who called 911, before running to get the children's father, who was taking a nap in his milk delivery truck a short distance away.

According to the county coroner, the children died from smoke inhalation.  The three-year-old girl who told her mother about the fire survived.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, followed by a burial at the Church of the Living Christ cemetery in Loysville.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

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