Posted at: 12/06/2013 7:57 PM

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Children Killed in House Fire Identified


Deadly House Fire

Marshall Independent

LUCAN, Minn. (AP) - The names of the two children killed in a farmhouse fire in southwestern Minnesota this week have been released.

The family identifies the victims as 7-year-old Hazel and 4-year-old Isaiah Thooft (tahft).

The two were unaccounted for after the fire Wednesday. One of the children's bodies was found Wednesday, the other a day later.

Authorities say the two-story, single-family farmhouse in Lucan (loo-KAN') was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived. The cause is still under investigation.

The Independent (http://bit.ly/18JAPtk ) reports the United Way of Southwest Minnesota will serve as a Marshall drop-off location for donations to benefit the Thooft family.

A fund also has been set up at First Independent Bank of Lucan. Donations can also be made at other area First Independent Bank locations.