UPDATE: Authorities have identified the victims of this morning's fire. They were 61-year old Clint Christensen and his 33-year old daughter, Jamie Christensen. 60-year old Caren Christensen is in critical condition.  She is the wife of Clint and mother of Jamie.

Police officers, who were first on scene, were able to help Caren escape the burning home.  Authorities say Clint Christensen died, trying to shield his daughter from the fire.

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Beloit Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a reported house fire at 1950 Fairview Drive just before 4 a.m..

Police officers assisted a victim out of the residence upon arrival. Heavy fire and smoke conditions were present. Beloit Fire personnel arrived on scene and extinguished the fire and conducted rescue efforts.

Three fire victims were located at the scene. One adult victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment of fire related injuries. The victim is in critical condition. Two additional adult victims died at the scene. The Rock County Coroner’s Office was notified and has responded to the scene.

The incident remains under investigation by the Beloit Fire Department. Beloit Police are assisting with the investigation and conducting the related death investigations.