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Two children dead after mobile home fire in Pulaski County

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office


Two children are dead after a fire in Pulaski County on Wednesday night.

According to the Waynesville Rural Fire Protection District, crews responded just after 6 p.m. to a mobile home fire with reports of people trapped inside in the 14000 block of Host Drive near Dixon, Missouri.

Emergency crews were able to bring the fire under control around 7 p.m.

Firefighters said a man was taken to Phelps Health in Rolla for treatment of his injuries. According to the fire department, a helicopter flew a boy to Mercy Hospital Springfield for treatment of his injuries. The child's condition wasn't given out.

Firefighters said two other children were pronounced dead at the hospital on Fort Leonard Wood. The age and names of the victims weren't released.

A spokesman for the Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office said the cause of the fire is undetermined due to the damage to the home. Investigators believe the fire started in a bedroom.

The Pulaski County Coroner's Office is investigating the deaths.

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Zachary Farwell

Zachary Farwell is the assignment editor and former senior producer at ABC 17 News.


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