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Gainesville house fire claims life of second child

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A three-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl died after fire swept this Gainesville residence. (KTEN) A three-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl died after fire swept this Gainesville residence. (KTEN)
A fire investigator surveys the damage at the Gainesville residence where two children died. (KTEN) A fire investigator surveys the damage at the Gainesville residence where two children died. (KTEN)
Children's bicycles in the yard of a Gainesville home that burned on Monday morning. (KTEN) Children's bicycles in the yard of a Gainesville home that burned on Monday morning. (KTEN)

GAINESVILLE, Texas -- Monday's house fire in Gainesville has now claimed the life of a second child.

A five-year-old girl injured in the blaze passed away at 1:55 a.m. Tuesday at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. A three-year-old boy died at the scene of the fire in the 300 block of North Clements Street. Their names have not been released.

The cause of the the four-alarm fire is still under investigation.

Gainesville Fire-Rescue said the first alarm went out at 6:39 a.m. Monday, and most of the small frame house was engulfed in flames when the first units arrived.

Four adults were also in the house when the fire broke out, officials said. One of them, Brian Cosgrove, was taken to North Texas Medical Center and later released.

Gainesville Fire-Rescue said the North Texas Arson Task Force is assisting with the investigation into the cause of the fire.

"There is no reason to believe the fire is arson at this time," Gainesville Fire-Rescue said in a written statement Monday afternoon. "The fire origin and the cause of the fire remains under investigation."

Officials said there were no working smoke detectors in the wood frame structure that dates back to 1940, according to tax records.

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