Uncle tried to save 7 from burning Ky. house

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 10, 2013 at 12:37 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 11 at 8:02 AM

GRAY, Ky. (AP) -- Family members say the uncle of one of the seven victims of a rural Kentucky house fire desperately tried to save them from the burning home.

Laura Cima said Sunday that her husband, Gino, raced to the house Saturday when he heard about the fire, but was too late to save the two adults and five children inside.

Laura Cima said the bodies of the two adults were found just inside a side door, and Gino dragged them out while yelling, "There's babies in there!" to firefighters outside.

Family members say the five children killed ranged in age from 10 months to 3 years. They also say the woman killed was three months pregnant. The seventh victim was a man.

Officials have not identified those killed in the Saturday morning fire. But relatives said the adults were a man and his pregnant fiancee.  They also said three of the children belonged to the woman, while two other children were from another family.

State police say they expect to release more information about the blaze Monday.

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