“We want to let the firefighters and other first responders know we are thinking about them. The tragic death of children is part of job that is always difficult to deal with. We pray for you and the families touched by this tragic event. From all of us at Laclede County Sheriff’s Office to the firefighters, officers, troopers and EMS personnel that responded today God Bless you and thank you for your bravery under terrible circumstances.”
– Sheriff David Millsap
UPDATE: The deceased have been identified as Benjamin Hunt, 1, Maeanna Hunt, 2, Ethan Hunt, 5, Andre Malleck,1, and Patience Malleck, 6 months.
LEBANON, Missouri- The Lebanon Police Department confirms there were five fatalities in a trailer fire on Ivey Lane this morning. The street was blocked off as fire, EMS , and police responded to the incident.
Lebanon Police Department says that around 9:09 a.m. first responders were called to the 1100 block of Ivey Lane responding to a residential structure fire with entrapment
When crews got there the pulled out six people, five were children and one adult, a press release said.
All the children were pronounced deceased at the scene. An adult female was airlifted to a Springfield hospital.
“I appreciate everyone’s prayers, this is the hardest thing our family has ever been through.” – Bobbie Lea Brown
The department says the investigation and is urging bystanders to stay away so personnel can survey the scene.
The identity of the victims is being withheld at this time pending the notification of next of kin but authorities have released the ages ranging from 6 months to 5-years-old.
The ages and names of the victims have not been released.
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