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Two children, two adults from Bridgeport die in Garland house fire

Two adults and two children died Saturday in a Garland fire.
Two adults and two children died Saturday in a Garland fire. Courtesy

A fire that engulfed a Garland home early Saturday trapped a Bridgeport family of two adults and two children inside a back bedroom where they died, authorities said.

The victims were identified as Lorenzo Castillo, 41, Ana Castillo, 29, Ana’s daughter, 5, and the couple’s 2-year-old son, according to a WFAA story.

Firefighters were called to a residence in the 1400 block of Williams Drive about 1 a.m. and found it ablaze with people still inside, the WFAA story said.

“The fire department made rapid entry in an attempt to rescue the victims, but were unable to save them,” a statement from Garland Fire Department said.

Nine people were at the house at the time of the fire and five were able to escape.

An adult man and woman and two young children sleeping in a bedroom in the rear of the house were killed, WFAA reported. Officials say they were visiting from Bridgeport, a town in Wise County about 45 miles northwest of Fort Worth.

The fire started in an enclosed back patio where a space heater, refrigerator and other electronics were located, according to a story from nbcdfw.com.

Firefighters said they do not believe the fire was caused intentionally and are investigating to determine its exact cause.

Mitch Mitchell: 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3

A huge fire raced through a mansion in Benbrook Thursday afternoon, destroying the structure. Three residents escaped unharmed, authorities said.

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