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Mother and children sent to hospital following Rome fire

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - A mother and her two children were sent to the hospital following a fire Saturday morning in the City of Rome.

The apartment fire started around 10:00 a.m. at 1502 Black River Boulevard at Rose Garden Apartment Complex in a second floor living room.

Rome Fire officials say the entire apartment was destroyed. The entire apartment complex was evacuated.

The mother and two children were sent to the hospital, with one having difficulty breathing. All three are expected to fully recover.

The family's dog did perish in the fire, as did numerous snakes in the residence.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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