YORK, Pa. - A house fire Saturday night killed two young children and their great-grandmother, authorities said yesterday.

Nancy Hull, 57, died with a 5-year-old girl named Jordan F. Ehrman and a 2-year-old boy named Kyler M. Moyer, York County Coroner Barry Bloss said. The children's mother, Nichole Brannon, 23, was able to escape, and her year-old son, Austin Moyer, was rescued.

A state police fire marshal said the children were playing with matches before the fire, which was reported about 9 p.m. Saturday, police said. The fire damaged three rowhouses, York City Fire/Rescue Services Chief John Senft said.

Autopsies were scheduled for today and tomorrow, Bloss said.

- Associated Press