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10-Year-Old Boy Killed, 2 Other Kids in Critical Condition After Fire Rips Through San Diego Home

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A babysitter had been taking care of the children at the time the fire erupted. She was not injured, but her boyfriend suffered burn injuries, authorities said. (Credit: KSWB)

A 10-year-old boy was killed and five others, including two firefighters, were injured after flames tore through a San Diego home early Monday, fire officials said.

The fire was reported just after midnight at a home in the 4200 block of J Street, according to Lee Swanson, a spokesman of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Once firefighters arrived, they began searching the home for three children who were still inside, according to Swanson.

They found them in a rear bedroom. One of the children was dead; the other two suffered critical injuries and were taken to an area hospital.

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