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Young couple dies in Bryan house fire

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A young couple's dead tonight after they couldn't make it out of a house fire.

The fire started around 1:00 a.m. Thursday morning in the 300 block of Beech street in Bryan in Williams county.

Family and friends placed flowers in front of what's left of the home where 17-year-old Ashley Jenkins and her boyfriend 20-year-old Sebastian McConnell died in the deadly fire.

The flames were so intense they melted the siding on the house next door. Lois Pierce says she woke up after she heard someone pounding on her door. It was Ashley's mother.

"Then she point the house and said my daughter my daughter and Sebastian They're stuck and I looked and there was flames shooting from the side of the house," said neighbor Lois Pierce

Pierce called 9-1-1.  Ashley's mother and her stepfather made it out along with the couples six month old son. Ashley and Sebastian were trapped

"Just a loving child a very loving forgiving just and awesome boy." said Sebastian McConnell's aunt.

"They weren't the kind of kids who snuck out they were responsible parents they had jobs they went to school full time they talked about their baby," said Pierce.

"She was a great mother sebastian was a great provider and to see devastation like this it hits home because I have kids," said friend Jim Dykhuis.

Fire investigators have determined the fire started on the first floor in the living room. They have not determine how the fire started.

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