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On Saturday, crews started tearing down the charred remains of a Nineveh house where a fire killed two young children and their mother.

By the end of this week, even the mound of rubble left behind should be gone, according to Christopher Abbott, the husband and father. Workers told him they were hauling off the boards and other trash to burn, he said.

Abbott was at work Nov. 22 when the duplex caught fire, killing two of his children, 5-month-old John Ryan Slusher-Abbott and 22-month-old Hailey Slusher-Abbott. His wife, Sirena Slusher-Abbott, 27, died days later from burns and smoke inhalation after trying repeatedly to get her babies out of the upstairs apartment where they lived.

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