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UPDATE: Vicksburg FD says house fire that killed two children was due to 'structure damage'

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VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Vicksburg Fire Department has ruled out that an overnight fire that claimed the lives of two children was due to a gas explosion. 

The wooden home, on Johnson Street, had significant structural damage, according to fire officials. 

"We believe the fire started within the structure, where there was significant structure damage," said Chief Craig Danczyk. 

The fire claimed the lives of two-year-old Glen Williams and one-year-old Mariah Lynn Dearmann and injured a family member's hands and face.

VFD said both children were in the same room when the fire started.

It was an emotional scene for family and first responders as they tried to save the children and put out the blaze.

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