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Two children die in Graettinger, IA house fire

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GRAETTINGER, Iowa (KTIV/KUOO) -

A house fire in Graettinger, Iowa early Monday morning claimed the lives of two young children.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a house fire at 204 South Jackson Avenue in Graettinger at about 6:30 a.m.

Officials say 27-year-old Stephanie Gaston was able to exit the house but was unable to bring her children to safety.

Members of the Graettinger Fire Department entered the smoke filled house and removed the two children, and Palo Also county Ambulance personnel along with the firemen began lifesaving measures.

Gaston and her two sons were transported by ambulance to the Palo Alto County Hospital.

Gaston was then transported to Iowa City Hospital for her injuries.

Gavin Hasbrouck, age 5 and Collin Reed, age 7 were pronounced dead at the Palo Alto County Hospital.

The Iowa State Fire Marshal's office was called to investigate.

Preliminary investigation indicates the fire had started in the living room.

The house received fire and extensive smoke damage. The investigation continues into the cause of the blaze.

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