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Authorities: Woman, 5-Year-Old Son Dead After Michigan Fire

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Authorities say a woman and her 5-year-old son have died following fire in mid-Michigan.

The fire burned early Thursday at LaRoy Froh Townhouses in Lansing.

Fire department Capt. Steve Mazurek tells the Lansing State Journal that the 30-year-old woman and her son were taken to a hospital, where they were pronounced dead.

Names weren't immediately released.

Mazurek says crews arrived at the two-story building to find heavy smoke and fire.

TV stations WLNS and WILX report that heat and fire made a rescue impossible. The bodies were found on the second floor.

Mazurek says a neighbor called authorities about the fire after he tried unsuccessfully to get inside.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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