Fire Kills Grandmother and Grandson

A tragic story out of Washington County, a house fire kills a grandmother, and her grandson in Plymouth.

Plymouth Police say the fire started around 8:55 Sunday morning at 316 Monroe Street in Plymouth. Police officers say when they arrived on the scene there was a lot of smoke. Police have confirmed 65 year old Doris Purkett, and her 10 year old grandson, Shaquille Purkett were both killed in the fire. Shaquille's brother was able to escape the fire with minor injures. Officers say an autopsy will be performed both of them to determine their cause of death, and firemen are trying to figure out how the fire started.


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