Investigators recover children killed in Jameson house fire

3 years 10 months 5 days ago Monday, February 09 2015 Feb 9, 2015 Monday, February 09, 2015 10:43:00 AM CST February 09, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JAMESON (AP) - Investigators have recovered two of three bodies of children who died in a northwest Missouri fire during the weekend.

Daviess County Sheriff Ben Becerra says three others escaped the Saturday night blaze at a two-story farmhouse in Jameson, about 60 miles northeast of St. Joseph.

The Kansas City Star reports investigators haven't identified the two bodies found early Monday.

Becerra says 20-year-old Jordan Curtis, 10-year-old Travis Curtis and 8-year-old Drake Curtis escaped. Jordan Curtis was injured when he tried to rescue the other children. He was in serious condition Monday. Drake Curtis was in critical condition and Travis was released from the hospital.

Becerra says the fire likely started in the first-floor living room where the children were sleeping but the cause is still under investigation.

 

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