Children Die In House Fire

Two children have died in a house fire in northern North Carolina.

Multiple media outlets reported that a 12-year-old girl and her 1-year old brother died in the fire Monday night in Henderson. The children were trapped in the bedroom where the fire started and firefighters were unable to reach them.

Their 16-year-old brother who was looking after them was able to escape and ran for help.

Authorities have not released the names of the victims.

Fire officials do not know where the parents were at the time of the fire. Fire Chief Danny Wilkerson says the cause is still under investigation, but damage was mostly limited to the bedroom.

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  • by phyllis on Feb 19, 2011 at 02:28 PM
    i love them so mush and i will never forget them they will be in my heat forever and forever R.I.P
  • by Bria Harris Location: Henderson, NC on Nov 10, 2009 at 04:20 PM
    Their names were Abria Lewis and Chase Lewis. Their brother is Devonte Lewis. Abria and Chase were great, sweet kids. Ive known Abria and Vonte for a great portion of my life. Please pray for their family..this will be a tough road for them..
  • by J Location: WASHINGTON on Nov 10, 2009 at 06:44 AM
    This is absolutely heartbreaking...... Fires are so bad. I pray these little angels will rest in perfect peace in Heaven. Please pray for this family.
  • by sue Location: greenville on Nov 10, 2009 at 06:26 AM
    Dear Lord. I know fires are bad. My prayers go out to the family and the 16 year old boy. He'll be haunted by this for years to come.

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