Early morning fire claims the lives of three children - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Early morning fire claims the lives of three children

Posted: Updated:
(Source: Winona Police.) (Source: Winona Police.)

Released by the Smith County Sheriff's Office:

WINONA, Texas -- At 2:57 a.m. on April 7, the Winona Police Department, Smith County Sheriff's Office personnel and units from the Winona, Red Springs, Jackson Heights, Lindale, Whitehouse and Chapel Hill Volunteer Fire Departments responded to a house fire call at 211 Kay.

Reports indicate that there were two adults and eight children in the home at the time of the blaze. Three children under the age of 11 died in the fire.

An adult female was taken to a Tyler hospital for treatment. An adult male and an eight-year-old male were taken to a Shreveport burn unit by medical helicopter. Four children are with relatives.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Smith County Fire Marshals Office. Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Mitch Shamburger pronounced the children dead at the scene.
  • NewsNewsMore>>

  • SCMPD searching for southside thief

    SCMPD searching for southside thief

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:55:28 GMT
    Southside Precinct detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are searching for the suspect responsible for at least two recent thefts on Savannah's southside.  

    More >>
    Southside Precinct detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are searching for the suspect responsible for at least two recent thefts on Savannah's southside.  

    More >>
  • 17-year-old charged in shooting

    17-year-old charged in shooting

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:52:33 GMT
    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a youth arrested in Garden City with the shooting of a Savannah man during a robbery Aug. 3.

    More >>
    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a youth arrested in Garden City with the shooting of a Savannah man during a robbery Aug. 3.

    More >>
  • Statesboro, Georgia Southern get ready to 'Paint the Town Blue'

    Statesboro, Georgia Southern get ready to 'Paint the Town Blue'

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:40:32 GMT
    Georgia Southern football fans in Statesboro have a chance to show their Eagle spirit in the days leading up to the first home game of the 2014 season. The university and the City of Statesboro are teamingMore >>
    The City of Statesboro and Georgia Southern want to spread school spirit for Eagle football.More >>
Powered by WorldNow