Fire Victims Identified

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Investigators in west Alabama have determined what caused a house fire that left three people dead.

The Alabama fire marshal said the blaze was caused by an extension cord underneath a rug.

The fire happened Sunday night in Linden on Marengo County Road 32.

The victims were identified as Willie Tolbert, 35, Debra Lewis, 26, and Tracey Lockett, age five. Some other occupants escaped.