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Tiny Vermont town mourns boys who died in fire

A small Vermont community is in mourning a day after a predawn fire ripped through a single-family home, killing two small boys inside.

The Maltais family. —GOFUNDME

The blaze, which is not believed to be suspicious, destroyed a North Hero home just after 1 a.m., Vermont State Police said, leaving two young parents childless.

Desiree and Mason Maltais, both 30, were able to escape the flames, but could not get to their children, according to State Police and family friends. An investigation is ongoing.

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