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3 Dead In Fire At Wisconsin Group Home

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- Officials say three people have died in a fire at a group home for people with disabilities in eastern Wisconsin.

One victim was found not long after firefighters responded to the Fond du Lac home about 6 a.m. Thursday. Two others were found later and all victims were on the second floor of the house.

Fond du Lac Fire Chief Peter O'Leary says they will look for answers as to why the victims were unable to escape, including whether there were working smoke detectors in the home and whether the residents had an escape plan in the event of a fire.

O'Leary says firefighters encountered a large amount of fire and smoke when they arrived on scene, making survival improbable. He says the tenants rent rooms at the house.

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