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Children killed in Galveston house fire identified as kids of firefighter

Their father was able to escape the burning home on Avenue K near 21st Street. Both children were under the age of six, officials said.

GALVESTON, Texas — Two children were killed early Saturday when their Galveston home caught fire.

Galveston firefighters were called to the home on Avenue K near 21st Street around 2:40 a.m., but there was no immediate word on the circumstances surrounding the fire.

A medical examiner on Monday identified the two children as 2-year-old Logan Jones and 3-year-old Jade.

They were pulled from the home by firefighters and were taken to UTMB Health's Trauma Center at John Sealy Hospital where they both died.

The children were in a back bedroom of the house at the time, according to a neighbor.

The father of the children was able to escape and was not hurt, Galveston Assistant Fire Chief Richie Pearson said. His identity has yet to be released but officials confirmed he was a firefighter with the Galveston Fire Department. 

It wasn't immediately clear how the fire started. The Galveston Fire Marshal is investigating the cause.

A relative told KHOU 11 that the family is working to pick up the pieces.

"I'm not doing okay, I'm just trying my best to keep going," he said. 

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