Woman, 2 children killed in Mississippi house fire

Woman, 2 children killed in Mississippi house fire
(Source: WTVA)

ALCORN COUNTY, MS (WMC) - A woman and two children have died in a house fire in Alcorn County.

Firefighters began fighting the blaze on County Road 540 around 12:30 p.m. Monday.

WTVA reports two women and two young children were in the home at the time of the fire. One woman was able to escape the fire. She is in good condition.

Investigators have identified the victims as 46-year-old Samantha Mason, 5-year-old Crystlyn Brewer and 2-year-old Dakota Brassfield.

According to the Mississippi Insurance Department, a child took apart a basket and put the pieces into a propane heater, which caused the fire.

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