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House fire that killed 5 wasn't noticed for an hour

DENNIS, Mass. (AP) — A couple and their three children died in a house fire that could have been burning for an hour before a neighbor called authorities.

A neighbor called authorities after noticing "a huge glow" from the fire in a two-story, wood-frame duplex, acting Dennis Fire Chief John Donlan said. Firefighters in the Cape Cod town were unable to immediately enter the duplex because of flames and because a portion of the roof collapsed.

Smoke detectors apparently had not been working.