FREMONT, Ind. — Authorities have identified the mother and three children who died in a house fire in northeastern Indiana on Saturday.
The Steuben County Coroner’s Office positively identified the victims as 37-year-old Rebecca White, 37, 5-year-old Emmett Freed, 3-year-old Eleanor Freed, and 21-month-old Alaura Freed.
Indiana State Police said the four were killed in a house fire on E. Toledo Street in Fremont. Crews were first on scene at around 5:09 a.m.
According to ISP, all four victims were found inside the burning house. The children were pronounced deceased at an hospital in Angola. Their mother was flown to a burn center in Fort Wayne where she died from her injuries.
Based on the investigation thus far, the State Fire Marshal’s Office believes the fire started on the second floor.