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CHICKAMAUGA, Ga. — Authorities say two young children have been killed in a house fire in northwest Georgia.

Glenn Allen, a spokesman for Georgia’s fire marshal, says there were five children and two adults in the Walker County home when the blaze broke out shortly before 6 a.m. Tuesday.

Allen said the parents were able to get three of the children out of the house, but two of the children were killed.

The exact cause of the fire was not yet known early Tuesday.

The names of those involved and the ages of the children were not immediately released.

WBRC-TV reports one child is 6 years old and the other is a baby.

Allen said the fire happened in the Chickamauga area, about 15 miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee.