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Published July 02, 2011, 10:41 PM

4 Dead in Bed and Breakfast Fire

New Ulm, MN (WDAY TV) - A sad story out of New Ulm. At least four people are dead including two girls, three and 15 years old.

By: Mitch Pittman, WDAY

A sad story out of New Ulm. At least four people are dead including two girls, three and 15 years old.

This photo shows just how intense that blaze was. It broke out at Bohemian Bed and Breakfast around two overnight.

Tony Hudson – Neighbor: "the whole bed and breakfast was engulfed in flames."

Neighbor Tony Hudson came running down the street just before two this morning when he saw what was going on; nearly the entire building, built in 1899, was destroyed. But of course, that's insignificant compared to the real loss.

Tony Hudson – Neighbor: "you can always build another building, but you can' treplace the people."

Officials say at least four people died in the fire, but there are likely more because they aren't sure how many people were staying there. They say four people escaped and are safe tonight, but neighbors say the scene with people inside was horrifying.

Shannon Kitzberger – Neighbor: "everyone yelling get out of the house, jump, jump, throw the baby out of the window... It just happened so fast there's nothing they could do about it."

Officials can't confirm the identities of those who died, but family tells us the owner of the bed and breakfast Bobbi Mccrae and her two daughters were three of the victims. They gave us this statement to share with you... "Bobbi was a golden thread woven through the tapestry of the community.

Crews are searching for more victims, the cause, and origin.

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