MOUNT VERNON – Three people died following a fire in Mt. Vernon Friday afternoon.
Firefighters arrived at a home in the 1100 block of Mulberry Street just after noon to find heavy smoke and fire on the first and second floors. They knew eight people occupied the house.
According to the Tristate Homepage, The victims have been identified as 28-year-old Amanda Robb, her 5-year-old daughter, Aubrey, and 15-year-old Bailey Robb, who has been identified as a family cousin.
Four others were able to escape the burning house and one was rescued by the fire department. One of the escapees was reportedly able to climb through a window, and onto the roof They then jumped to the ground. Those who survived are being treated at area hospitals.
State Fire Marshal James Greeson is investigating the fire, which was initially said to be accidental.