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Three young children killed in New Orleans house fire allegedly set by their father: Police

Three children were killed in a house fire in New Orleans early Wednesday morning that was allegedly set by their father following a domestic dispute, police said.

In a press release, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) said that at 11:55 p.m. on Tuesday night police received a phone from a woman who claimed that the father of her three children was threatening to burn their home down.

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The children’s mother called 911 at 11:55 p.m. Tuesday night to report that their father intended to burn down their house, police said. A fire was reported at the address “moments later,” police said. (Google Maps)

Just ten minutes later, a fire was reported at the family’s residence.

Police and firefighter were immediately dispatched to the scene and arrived at the home to find it engulfed in flames at 12:20 a.m. 

“The person responsible will be held accountable,” she added.

Sarah Rumpf-Whitten is a writer on the breaking news team for Fox News Digital. You can reach her on Twitter at @s_rumpfwhitten.

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