House burning, flames shooting through window

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According to Fox 28, two young boys have died in a West Side apartment fire early Thursday morning. It was the second fatal fire in Franklinton this week.

Firefighters responded to the apartment building at 849 West Town Street around 1:00 a.m.

A woman told a 911 dispatcher her two sons were in the back bedroom of a basement-level apartment.

She said the boys were four and five years old.

Crews rescued one of them, who was transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in critical condition.

Firefighters removed metal bars from windows to enter family’s apartment, Battalion Chief Tracy Smith said, adding she couldn’t discuss details of how the bars impacted the rescue effort.

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