SCOTT CITY, Kan. (AP) Authorities have identified a Scott City woman and three children who died in a house fire in the western Kansas town.
The fire on Saturday killed 28-year-old Jackie Ann Coberly and her son, 4-year-old Brandon Carter. Eight-year-old Terra Renee Murphy and 6-year-old Cassie Linn Murphy also died. They were the daughters of Coberly’s boyfriend.
Scott City Police Chief Chris Jurgens said Monday the fire is believed to be accidental but an investigation is continuing.
The Garden City Telegram reports that the fire started Saturday morning near a heater in the laundry room of a home the family was renting.
Officials said Coberly reported the fire but wasn’t able to get out of the house because she was disabled.