ATTICA – A fire swept through a home in Attica early Tuesday, killing a father and his two young children.
That fire started just after midnight at 300 block of West Washington Street. The man—who investigators believe is the children’s father—called 911, telling dispatchers he could hear the fire but couldn’t see it. That man died, along with two children ages 18 months and 3 years.
Crews said the fire was so intense that they couldn’t stay inside the home after entering. It took them several hours to put it out. They found the victims’ bodies when they searched the home.
A woman who went to run an errand returned to find the home on fire. Investigators have not released the victims’ names.
Sources told Fox 59 that the woman is the children’s mother and wife of the man who died.
The cause remains under investigation.