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2 kids killed in Butts County fire after rescue attempts fail

Posted December 15, 2017 5:20 p.m. EST

— Two children were killed in a house fire in Butts County Friday after attempts to rescue them failed.

The fire occurred in the 100 block of Valley Road in Jackson.

According to the Butts County Sheriff, the kids' mother and deputies all tried to get the kids out of the home, but heavy smoke and flames prevented them from making their way through the home to find the children.

Their mom suffered severe burns attempting to rescue her kids, according to the sheriff.

The children were ages 2 and 3. They had three other siblings who were at school at the time of the fire.

Their bodies were found in the living room of the home.