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2 children die in NW Vegas Valley house fire

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Residents of a neighborhood near Riley Street and El Campo Grande Avenue embrace after a fire that killed two children on June 19, 2014. (FOX5) Residents of a neighborhood near Riley Street and El Campo Grande Avenue embrace after a fire that killed two children on June 19, 2014. (FOX5)
Authorities said two adults were trying to douse a home that was on fire in northwest Las Vegas on June 19, 2014. Two children died as a result of the blaze. (Armando Navarro/FOX5) Authorities said two adults were trying to douse a home that was on fire in northwest Las Vegas on June 19, 2014. Two children died as a result of the blaze. (Armando Navarro/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Two children, a 2-year-old girl and a 4-year-old boy, died after they became trapped inside a northwest Las Vegas Valley home that caught fire early Thursday morning.

Las Vegas Metro police reported a call of the blaze at about 1:10 a.m. in the area of North Riley Street and El Campo Grande Avenue, near Durango Avenue and Ann Road.

According to Metro, officers arrived to find two adults outside of the home trying to douse the home with a garden hose.

Crews with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue then arrived to put out the blaze, which, they said, started in a bedroom.

Firefighters eventually entered the home and found the two children dead inside, according to Metro.

A man, who was believed to be the children's father, was taken to University Medical Center with minor burns.

A Metro spokesperson told FOX5 family members in the home were asleep when the blaze broke out. A family member made the call to 911 when the incident started, police said.

Citing the family, police said the adults did everything they could to reach the children inside the home during the fire.

Fire officials said the fire appeared to have start in one part of the home but did not spread.

Despite the scene calming after the fire, crews who arrived on scene were still emotional over the deaths of the two children.

"Even though we're firefighters and police officers and first responders, you kind of personalize it a little when kids are involved," Cpt. Csaba Maczala of Metro said. "I spoke to the officers. They're doing OK, but it is really difficult. They wish they could have done more to save some lives."

As of 7 a.m. Thursday the Clark County Fire Department, which took over the fire call, was still looking into the cause of the blaze.

A Metro spokesperson, though, noted the fire most likely was accidental.

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