NewsAlert: RCMP say Seven people dead, five escape house fire east of Calgary

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CHESTERMERE, ALBERTA — Seven people, including four children, have died in a house fire in a community just east of Calgary.

RCMP say five people managed to escape the early morning fire that engulfed the home in Chestermere.

The five who escaped include one man and four children, who were taken to hospital.

RCMP Cpl. Tammy Keibel says the seven who died were three adults, a boy and a girl aged 12, an eight-year-old girl and a four-year-old boy.

Keibel says the cause of the fire is under investigation but initial findings don't suggest it was deliberately set.

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The Canadian Press

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