2 girls die in Hemet apartment fire, dad killed attempting rescue

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HEMET (AP) — A fast-moving fire in a Southern California apartment complex early Friday killed two girls and their father, who died after he got some of the family to safety but returned to try to rescue his other children, police said. The man's 8-year-old son was also found gravely injured in the apartment in the city of Hemet and was flown to a hospital, Hemet police spokesman Lt. Jeff Davis said in a statement. The family of seven was asleep when the fire broke out in their second-floor unit in the apartment complex in Hemet, 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Los Angeles, said Lt. Nate Miller. The 41-year-old father got his wife, their infant and their 11-year-old child out of the apartment and then went back to try to save their other children, Davis said. The girls who died
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