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Mother loses 4 children, husband, and sister in Pa. fire

POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Fire tore through a family’s eastern Pennsylvania home on Mother’s Day, authorities said, killing four young children, their father, and another relative while their mother was across the street doing laundry at a friend’s house.

The blaze broke out around 11:55 p.m. Sunday at the single-family home in Pottsville. Firefighters later found all of the bodies on the third floor of the building, which is on a steep hillside near the D.G. Yuengling & Son brewery in coal country, about 90 miles northwest of Philadelphia.

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