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Young Lawrence Fire Victims Identified As Brothers

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Police and relatives have identified the two young boys killed in a four-alarm fire at a Massachusetts apartment building.

Nine-year-old Kelvin Medina and his 4-year-old brother, Giancarlo Marrero, were trapped in a third-floor bedroom, after the fire broke out in Lawrence just after 3 a.m. Tuesday.

The state fire marshal determined that the blaze was an accident caused by an electrical wiring failure in a first-floor ceiling in the three-story, six-unit apartment building. Several cars were also destroyed by the fire.

Autopsies are scheduled on the boys' bodies.

Residents who escaped said they were alerted by smoke alarms and a stranger who threw rocks at windows to alert residents.

Fire Marshall Stephen Coan says 48 people have died in fires in Massachusetts this year.

Firefighters prepare to leave the scene of an apartment fire in Lawrence Tuesday. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Firefighters prepare to leave the scene of an apartment fire in Lawrence Tuesday. (Charles Krupa/AP)
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