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Witnesses say the father pulled his three children from a fire late last night in northeast Houston.

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The fire started at a duplex in the 3800 block of Lila Street at Ralston Street.

Despite smoke pouring out of the building from the second floor, those near the scene say the 40-year-old man plucked his 10-year-old, 4-year-old and 2-year-old from the scary inferno.

Fortunately, the children only suffered minor smoke inhalation; the father had burns on his feet and hands.

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All were taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, according to ABC 13.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Anna Caplan contributes to Rare Houston and Rare Animals. 
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