3 dead in fire in rural Newton County

NEOSHO, MO (AP) - Neosho fire officials say a woman and two children died in a fire at their home in rural Newton County.

Neosho fire captain Brad Morris says the fire was reported Sunday morning at a mobile home about five miles northeast of Neosho.

Sheriff Ken Copeland identified the victims as 25-year-old Sally Hirdler Robbins and her two children, Emily and Justice. One child was 6-years-old and the other was 7-months-old.

Morris says the cause of the fire has not been determined.

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