6 Dead, Including 4 Children, in Indiana House Fire

Two people, a man and a woman, were able to escape the flames and were hospitalized in an unknown condition, authorities said

Six people, including four children, are dead after a house fire in Logansport, Indiana, early Wednesday. 

A three-month old boy, a 1-year-old girl, a 3-year-old girl, and a 10-year-old girl all died in the fire, which started just before 2 a.m. at a home on Pottawatamie Road along the Wabash River in Cass County. 

A 42-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman also perished in the blaze. The relationship between the 42 year-old man and the 25-year-old woman has not been established, authorities said. 

Two people, a man and a woman, were able to escape the flames and were taken to local hospitals, authorities said. They are believed to be the wife and son of the deceased 42 year-old man. There is no official word on their condition, but authorities do not believe that their injuries are life-threatening. 

"We began attacking the fire with a couple large attack lines, attempting to get the fire knocked down to where we could possibly do a rescue," said Steve Crispen, a lieutenant with the New Waverly Fire Department. 

Without any nearby fire hydrants available, firefighters had to transport water in to battle the flames in below-freezing temperatures, officials said.

By 6 a.m., the fire had been struck out but the structure of the home had largely collapsed. A deputy at the scene said he did not hear smoke alarms upon arrival at the scene.

The cause of the fire was under investigation and authorities remained on the scene. At this time, there is no evidence to indicate the fire was intentionally set, Indiana State Police said.

"It’s just devastating," Crispen said. "We want to try and help anyone that we possibly can - anyone that’s involved in a fire service - and save everyone that we possibly can and it just didn’t happen this morning." 

Logansport is located roughly 80 miles north of Indianapolis, in Cass County.

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