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Father dies after house fire that killed 2 of his children

Investigators believe the man intentionally set the house on fire.

The man suspected of setting his home on fire and killing two of his children has also died from his injuries, according to an update from the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office. 

Anthony Parker, 36, died Saturday at Hennepin County Medical Center. Investigators believe he intentionally set fire to the home with four children, ages 9, 7, 2 and 1, inside. 

Sadly, two of the children did not survive injuries, being pronounced dead at an area hospital on Friday. They were identified Friday as Landon Michael Parker, 2, and Spencer Rae Parker, 1. 

The fire was reported in the 19000 block of Karen Lane in Big Lake just after 5:30 a.m. Friday, with Big Lake firefighters and police pulling all five people out of house.  

The condition of the 9-year-old and 7-year-old are unknown. 

The State Fire Marshal is working to confirm the exact cause of the fire. 

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