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Firefighter radio transmissions released from Manchester fire that killed 4

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on an apartment building fire that left four people dead (all times local):

Noon

Firefighters say the four people killed in an early morning fire were all living in the same apartment unit.

In total, firefighters say they rescued 30 people from the building. Fire Chief Daniel Goonan says none of the seven apartment units that were occupied are livable now, due to either fire or water damage.

Details aren’t yet being released about the two children and two adults who died.

Volunteers for a local nonprofit that provides meals and homework help for neighborhood children said the two children who died were brothers and a “big part” of the weekly gatherings.

10:20 a.m.

Firefighters say a blaze at an apartment building in Manchester, New Hampshire, has left two adults and two children dead.

The fire department began getting 911 calls on the fire at sunrise Monday. Responders arrived to find heavy fire at the building.

Firefighters say two of the victims died at the scene and two died at a hospital. Autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday.

One firefighter suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

Fire Chief Daniel Goonan says seven of the 12 apartments were occupied. The Red Cross was assisting some of the occupants. In all, 30 people were evacuated.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A fire fighter contains a fire at an apartment Monday, June 6, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. Firefighters say a blaze in an apartment building in Manchester, New Hampshire, has left four people dead. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
A fire fighter contains a fire at an apartment Monday, June 6, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. Firefighters say a blaze in an apartment building in Manchester, New Hampshire, has left four people dead. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

7:30 a.m.

Firefighters say a blaze in an apartment building in Manchester, New Hampshire, has left four people dead.

WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1TW8PcU) two bodies were pulled from the fire. Two other people died at a hospital early Monday.

The fire started at about 4:30 a.m. at the multi-story building at Wilson Street.

Firefighters say a firefighter sustained minor injuries.

The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately known. Officials say it started on a porch.

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