COPY-Mother, 3 children die in house fire

Associated Press - December 22, 2009 1:24 PM ET

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Conway firefighters and police say a woman and her three young children have died in a house fire.

Police Lt. Susan Wilson says Jennifer Cissel died in the blaze Monday night with her children, 5-year-old Gwennette Snodgrass, 4-year-old Chris Snodgrass and 3-year-old Arley Snodgrass.

Fire Chief Bart Castleberry says firefighters were called about 8:10 p.m. Monday and arrived to find flames coming from the front and both sides of the home. He says investigators have not determined the cause of the fire.

Coroner Patrick Moore says the cause of death hasn't been determined, but he believes it was smoke inhalation. He says the mother was found in the living room and the children were found in the bathroom.

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