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Dad dies in house fire after trying to save children, Waukesha Police say

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Updated 9:00 p.m. on February 21, 2019

TOWN OF WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Authorities are working to learn what caused a fire that killed a father and his two children in Waukesha.

Police believe Kevin Duffy Sr. carried his 9-year-old son Konnor to safety.

He then ran back inside for his two other children.

Kevin Duffy Sr., Kylie, and Kevin Duffy Jr. were all later found dead in the home.

An 80-year-old woman on the other side of the duplex escaped the fire.

The GoFundMe set up for the family has raised more than $20,000 of their $60,000 goal. 

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Updated 8:00 p.m. February 20, 2019

TOWN OF WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The community is coming together to help a Waukesha family torn apart by tragedy.

A father and two children were killed in a house fire on Tuesday.

It happened near Arcadian and Sultan.

Three adults lived on one side and a father and his three kids rented the other side.

One of the kids, a 9-year-old boy, was able to escape. His father and two siblings died.

It's a loss that weighs heavily on the community.

"Many of our folks have families of their own and it resonates pretty heavy. It's hard for them when they can't successfully complete what they're out there to do," said Chief Dan Buchholtz with the Town of Waukesha Fire Department.

The names of the victims have not yet been released.

There is a GoFundMe set up for the family and so far, it has raised several thousand dollars.

To donate, click here

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Updated: 3:00 p.m. February 19, 2019

TOWN OF WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office says three people were found dead following a house fire in the Town of Waukesha Tuesday. 

The victims are believed to be one adult and two adolescents, although the victims' identities are not confirmed.

The fire broke out around 3:15 a.m. near Arcadian Avenue and Sultan Street. 

According to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office, an 80-year-old woman and a 9-year-old boy were evacuated from the home and taken to the hospital for observation. When officers arrived, they tried to find more people inside the home. As a result, a deputy was later treated and released for first-degree burns. 

Traffic on STH 59 will continue to be restricted between N. Springdale Road and STH 164. It is expected that this closure will last through the evening commute times. Motorists are requested to use N. Barker Road and STH 164 as alternate routes.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

Authorities do not believe more victims will be discovered as the investigation continues. 

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Updated: 7:31 a.m. February 19, 2019

TOWN OF WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Town of Waukesha Fire Department and Waukesha County Sheriff's Office responded to a structure fire near Arcadia Ave. and Sultan St. around 3:15 a.m., Tuesday morning.

A neighbor alerted the Waukesha County Communications Center about the blaze. 

An adult and child were evacuated from the house fire and transported to a hospital for injuries. The status of their injuries is unknown at this time.

Several local agencies also assisted in fighting the fire. At this time there is no word on the damage amount and cause. Fire crews and Law Enforcement are still on scene investigating.

Traffic on STH 59 will be restricted between N. Springdale Rd. and STH 164. Motorists are asked to use N. Barker Rd. and STH 164 as an alternate route. 

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Posted: 5:21 a.m. February 19, 2019

TOWN OF WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) – Crews are responding to a fire near Sultan and Arcadian in Waukesha Tuesday morning.

There is no word on the cause of the fire or any possible injuries.

This is a developing story, stay with CBS 58 on-air and online for updates. 

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