2 girls die after being found in burning home

Akron - Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan released a statement Saturday saying that he, the Akron Fire Department and the entire community are profoundly saddened by the deaths of two girls following a house fire Thursday evening on Seward Avenue.

Both children had been in critical condition at Akron Children's Hospital.

The girls, ages 12 and 5, were sisters.

“While any loss of life is tragic, the loss of a child is truly devastating.My deepest sympathies and prayers are with the family and loved ones of these two precious girls during this time of great sorrow and  grief.   We pray  for their strength and healing,and  offer  our  support in  the difficult days to come.  I  thank  our  first  responders for  their  bravery in quickly responding to the scene  of  this house fire in the early hours of the morning,and for their efforts to rescue those trapped inside."

The names of the children have not been released.

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