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      Victims of deadly Beloit house fire identified

      The scene of a fatal house fire in Beloit, March 5, 2014. (WMTV/Jason Rice)
      The scene of a fatal house fire in Beloit, March 5, 2014. (WMTV/Jason Rice)
      BELOIT, Wis. (AP) - Authorities have identified the victims of a deadly house fire in Beloit.

      Rock County Deputy Coroner Lou Smit says 61-year-old Clint Christensen and 33-year-old Jaime Christensen died in the fire Wednesday.

      Smit tells the Beloit Daily News that Clint Christensen died while trying to shield his daughter, Jaime, from the fire. A third victim, 60-year-old Caren Christensen, is in critical condition at UW Hospital in Madison.

      Police say firefighters were called to the house shortly before 4 a.m.

      Beloit fire and police departments are investigating.