Jul 28, 2021 3:18 PM

Officials ID 3 children, mother killed in Missouri house fire

Posted Jul 28, 2021 3:18 PM
Fire officials said Sunday that the 13-year-old and 11-year-old had died a day later from their injuries.-photo courtesy KYTV
Fire officials said Sunday that the 13-year-old and 11-year-old had died a day later from their injuries.-photo courtesy KYTV

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Four people killed last week in a Springfield house fire were a mother and her four children, fire officials said.

The Springfield Fire Department identified the victims in a news release as 40-year-old Marlana Young, 13-year-old Nevaeh Young, 11-year-old Rayden Young, and 6-year-old Samantha Young.

Fire crews were called to the blaze early Friday morning and learned several people were inside the home. Firefighters pulled the four from the burning home and rushed them in critical condition to a Springfield hospital, where Marlana Young and Samantha died shortly after arriving.

The two other children died a day later from their injuries, officials said.

Investigators are still trying to determine how the fire started.

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Four people — including three children — have died from injuries received in a house fire at Springfield, officials there said.

Crews were called to the fire early Friday morning and learned that several people were inside the home, the Springfield Fire Department said in a news release. Arriving firefighters pulled a 40-year-old woman and three children — a 13-year-old girl, 11-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl — from the burning home and rushed them in critical condition to a Springfield hospital, where the woman and 6-year-old died shortly after arriving.

Fire officials said Sunday that the 13-year-old and 11-year-old had later died a day later from their injuries.

Authorities have not released their names or said how the fire started.