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2 boys killed in Schwenksville house fire

SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. - Two young children are dead after a fire ripped through a home in Montgomery County.

It broke out just after 5 a.m. Wednesday at a home in the 900 block of Summit Avenue in Schwenksville.

The Montgomery County sheriff said the home is owned by deputy sheriff Bryan Lukens.

Officials said Lukens' sons, ages 11 and six, were found dead on the second floor of the home. 

The sheriff's office said Lukens, his wife and their 9-year-old daughter were able to escape but were injured.

Authorities said Lukens remains hospitalized but is expected to be released Wednesday afternoon. His wife and daughter were released from the hospital and are with Lukens at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest, according to a statement.

State police and fire officials are investigating what started the fire.


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