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2 dead in suburban Chicago house fire

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 8:54 a.m. CDT

MOKENA – Authorities in suburban Chicago say two people are dead after a house fire in Mokena.

Frankfort Fire District officials say firefighters pulled the victims from the south-suburban home early Wednesday. Assistant Fire Chief Bob Wilson says emergency crews responded after receiving a call that someone may be trapped inside the home.

Wilson says police attempted a rescue but encountered heavy smoke and flames. Wilson says firefighters found one person in a hallway and one person in a back bedroom.

The victims weren't immediately identified. Investigators were working to determine the cause of the blaze.

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