Firefighter accused of double murder suicide - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Firefighter accused of double murder suicide

FOSTER, OK (CNN) – Investigators believe a volunteer firefighter killed his two twin children, then set his home on fire and killed himself.

According to Sheriff Larry Rhodes his deputies went to the home because of a suicide threat call received on Saturday.

"It's hard on communities like this," Rhodes said. "Not only to mention, many of the first responders here today knew the residents and when they arrived at the scene, it's tough on them not to do their job as they always do, but it's emotional on them just to try and deal with it."

When deputies arrived, they found the home on fire, which sparked a large brush fire. After two hours the fire was out, three bodies were found, a man and two five-year-old twins.

The firefighters name has not been released, but his colleagues said he was a volunteer firefighter for about eight years.

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