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3 people dead after house fire in northern Illinois town

ORANGEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Three people have died in a house in northern Illinois, authorities said.

The fire in Orangeville, a town northwest of Rockford near the Wisconsin state line, was reported shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday, the Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office said.

First responders arrived to find the house fully engulfed in flames, WREX-TV reported.

Two people were found dead in the home, and a third died at a hospital, authorities said.

No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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