Sheriff: 3 children likely died in Missouri house fire

JAMESON, Mo. (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 reportsinvestigators 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 critical 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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