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Nine killed in house fire

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EVENSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities in Tennessee say nine members of an extended family were killed in an early morning house fire in the Rhea County town of Evensville.

Authorities say the fire apparently started on the second story of the two-story house.

All of those killed were sleeping on the second floor.

A 19-year-old man managed to escape the blaze from the first floor. Authorities had earlier provided conflicting reports about the number of dead.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Evensville is 38 miles north of Chattanooga.

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