Missouri mother and son pulled from fire die

3 years 9 months 3 weeks ago Friday, March 20 2015 Mar 20, 2015 Friday, March 20, 2015 9:27:28 AM CDT March 20, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

POPLAR BLUFF (AP) - A southeast Missouri mother and son who were pulled from a fire at their home last week have died.

Authorities said 43-year-old Tesson Trube died Tuesday in a burn unit at a St. Louis hospital. Her 25-year-old son, Uriah Nelson, died Monday at a Memphis, Tennessee, hospital. Both died of smoke inhalation.

The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reported firefighters rescued the two from their home in Poplar Bluff during a fire early Sunday.

Fire Chief Ralph Stucker said he was notified Wednesday the two had died.

Investigators determined the fire was accidental, possibly from an electrical malfunction.

 

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