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Three children among five dead in Minneapolis fire

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MINNEAPOLIS — Paul Cox woke up about 4:45 a.m. Friday when he and his family smelled smoke.

They ran outside and saw their upstairs neighbor leaning out a back window of their burning duplex, screaming. Cox asked the man what was on fire.

“The heater,” the man said.

Cox eventually saw three people escape the upstairs unit, which included a third floor of the house. The man lived there with seven children. His girlfriend had moved out Thursday, Cox said.

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