2 Held in Fire that Killed Southeast Mo. Brothers

4 years 6 months 1 day ago December 21, 2012 Dec 21, 2012 Friday, December 21 2012 Friday, December 21, 2012 10:15:17 AM CST in News
By: Associated Press

BUNKER, Mo. - Two men are being held in Little Rock, Ark., in connection with a fire that killed two young brothers in Missouri, a fire that authorities suspect was caused by a methamphetamine lab.

KFVS-TV says no charges have been filed but the men are considered persons of interest in the fire on Dec. 1 at a home in rural Reynolds County in southeast Missouri. The fire killed 2-year-old Charlie Piatt and his 3-month-old brother, J.J.

Sheriff Tom Volner has said that witnesses, including the mother of the children, believe a meth lab caused the fire. Evidence gathered at the fire scene is still being tested.

Three other children in the home suffered minor burns and smoke inhalation.

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