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LANSING — A grandmother and two grandsons were found dead in a house fire in Michigan’s capital, authorities said Friday.

The fire occurred Thursday night at a one-story house in Lansing. Firefighters arrived to find intense flames coming from the windows. 

The boys were ages 4 and 8. Their grandmother was 53. Their names weren’t immediately released.

The woman and the youngest boy were found in a bathtub with the water running, “obviously trying to protect themselves,” fire Capt. Steve Mazurek said.

The body of the 8-year-old was found in a bedroom, he said. 

“They were all deceased, overcome by smoke and heat,” Mazurek said. 

The fire was under investigation. 

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