Fire rips through family's home, kills children

Source: WYFF
Source: WYFF

PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (WYFF) — The investigation continues after two children died in a mobile home fire Sunday morning.

The Dacusville Fire Department was called to the home on Daisy Drive in Easley around 4:35 a.m.

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said two children -- ages 4 and 7 -- were killed in the blaze.  Their identities are being withheld until family members are notified.

Two other members of the family -- the mother and a 2-year-old sibling of the deceased -- were hospitalized at the Augusta Burn Center.

Chief Deputy Creed Hashe said the Pickens County Sheriff's Office and the Dacusville Fire Department are both investigating what happened.

According to Hashe, the mother told investigators that the fire may have resulted from what she was cooking.

"At this time, the fire appears to be accidental," Hashe told WYFF.  "It is always a tragedy when children of this age die."

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