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4 brothers found dead in rubble of Lake of the Ozarks home after a fire

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LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) -

Authorities say four children have been found dead inside a house destroyed by fire in Missouri.

Lake Ozark Fire Protection District assistant chief Matt Birdsley said in a news release that firefighters rushed to the home just before 1 a.m. Thursday. Birdsley says crews tried to search the property but the fire was too fierce.

Fourteen-year-old Tyler Otto, Carson Otto (8), 5-year-old Max Otto (5) and Levi Otto (4) died, officials said.

They were brothers. 

Birdsley says a neighbor told firefighters it appeared the residents weren't home because their vehicle was gone. But a short time later the residents arrived and said their four children were in the home.

Fire investigators don’t suspect foul play at this time. They did say it appears one child attempted to make it out.

The home collapsed and the flames at one point spread to a neighboring house. 

Lake Ozark is about 120 miles southeast of Kansas City.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.

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