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Father, 4-year-old killed in Ky. house fire

MORGANFIELD, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police say a father and
his 4-year-old daughter were killed and two of his sons injured
during a house fire in Morganfield.

The home about 30 miles south of Evansville, Ind., was found
just after midnight Friday engulfed in flames. Police said Kim
Tipitt and 9-year-old Aaron Tipitt escaped the home, but Albert
Tipitt and his 4-year-old daughter Caitlin and 8-year-old son
Austin were still inside.

Firefighters were able to rescue Austin, who was taken to a
hospital in critical condition. The 9-year-old who escaped was also
taken to a hospital in stable condition.

After the fire was extinguished, firefighters found the bodies
of the father and daughter. The state Fire Marshall's Office is
investigating. The cause of the fire has not been released.

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