Children among four found dead after house fire in northern Alberta

By The Canadian Press

Mounties say children are among four people found dead after a house fire in northern Alberta.

The fire happened Saturday in Fox Lake, a remote community northwest of Fort McMurray, Alta.

RCMP say two children, a five-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy, managed to escape the fire and were treated at a nursing station for non-life-threatening injuries.

Cpl. Troy Savinkoff says officers arrived at the scene about 24 minutes after they were notified about the blaze.

But he says the fire had been burning for some time before that, and access to communication in the area can be a challenge.

RCMP have said a cadaver dog located the four bodies, which have been transported to a medical examiner to determine their identities and cause of death.

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