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DHS investigate circumstances surrounding Arlington fire

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Child protective service workers are looking into the deaths of two little boys killed in a mobile home fire near Arlington on New Year's Day.

The Department of Human Services has contacted the parents of six-year-old Henry and five-year-old Ian Rodenberg. The two brothers along with their grandfather 73-year-old Gerald died in the blaze.

Investigators say the fire may have been caused by three different factors.

The Rodenbergs home schooled their children. A county official says the Rodenbergs withdrew their children from school after a dispute with DHS.

A human services spokesman would not comment on whether the agency had investigated the family previously.

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