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3 dead in western Japan apartment house fire

This photo shows an apartment house in Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture, where three people were found dead in a fire on Feb. 11, 2019. (Kyodo)

KOBE (Kyodo) -- Three people were found dead in a fire at an apartment house in the western Japan prefecture of Hyogo on Monday night, police said.

    Firefighters received an emergency call at around 11:10 p.m. about the fire in Nishinomiya. The blaze was extinguished about one hour later.

    The fire apparently broke out on the third floor of the three-story building, where the three -- a man in his 90s, his wife in her 80s and their son in his 50s -- had lived.

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