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OLEAN – A fire early Sunday in a South Second Street home claimed the lives of two people.

The blaze, which broke out about 2:30 a.m., also left three others with minor injuries. They were able to escape the fire and were later taken to Olean General Hospital for treatment.

Names of the victims are being withheld until families are notified. Police said the house, which was a total loss, was fully engulfed by the time they arrived on the scene.

The cause remains under investigation.