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Woman, 2 children killed in house fire in central Illinois

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FRANKLIN, Ill.  •  Officials in central Illinois say a woman and two children have died in a house fire in the town of Franklin.

The Morgan County coroner said the victims of the early Tuesday blaze included a 3-year-old boy and a 2-month-old girl. Coroner Jeff Lair says they were pronounced dead in the home. Identification of the victims was expected later Tuesday.

The coroner says a man who was inside the home jumped out of a second-floor window and was taken to a Springfield hospital for treatment. Lair says the man is expected to survive.

Authorities say the fire was reported at about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday. The cause remains under investigation.

Franklin is about 30 miles southwest of Springfield.

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