Father And 2 Children Killed In Overnight Fire in Merced

Three people are dead after an overnight fire in Merced.{} Two of the dead are children.

The fire started around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at a duplex near Tenth Street and D Street.

Firefighters say five people were in the home.

One adult and a child were able to escape.

They were taken to the hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.