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Columbia City Fire Kills Two Men, Including Rescuer

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (AP) – A fire chief says a man who re-entered a burning northeastern Indiana home to save his son-in-law died in the blaze along with the other man.
Union Township Fire Chief Chad Radke says one body was found in the kitchen and the other in a back bedroom of the home in Columbia City, about 15 miles west of Fort Wayne.
He says two children in the home woke some of the adults in the home and they escaped with their grandparents, but the grandfather returned to the burning home to try to save his son-in-law. The grandmother and the two children were not injured.
The names of the two men were not immediately released.
The home was reduced to rubble.
The State Fire Marshal's office was investigating.

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