GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Investigators say four people from North Texas have died in a Dallas-area house fire that started on a patio.
A Garland Fire Department statement says the bodies of two adults and two children were found early Saturday. Five other people in the home escaped.
A neighbor across the street called 911 to report the fire shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday. Authorities traced the fire to an enclosed back patio and don’t believe the blaze was intentional.
The cause remains under investigation.
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Fire department officials say the victims were visiting from Bridgeport, 80 miles (128 kilometers) northwest of Garland, and were asleep in a rear bedroom.
Names of the four people who died and further details on their relationship weren’t immediately released.