2 children die in Jersey City house fire

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities were trying to determine what sparked a house fire that left two children dead.

The blaze broke out in the home on Martin Luther King Drive.

Police were told by a woman that her children were still inside,

“We got banging on the door, people were screaming telling us, ‘Help! Get out!’” one resident told the station.

The victims were an 11-year-old and an 8-month-old, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office said.

Authorities did not release their names or provide any additional details.

The Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force was investigating what caused the fire.

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