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Authorities identify 2 young siblings dead in Indiana fire

Authorities have identified two young siblings who died in a northern Indiana house fire while their mother escaped with an infant through a second-story window.

Posted: Sep. 10, 2018 9:51 AM

LOGANSPORT, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have identified two young siblings who died in a northern Indiana house fire while their mother escaped with an infant through a second-story window.

Logansport police Lt. A.J. Rozzi tells the Pharos Tribune that 1-year-old Jason Whitelow Jr. and 5-year-old Cataleya Arellano died at a hospital. Authorities say firefighters pulled the two children from the second floor of the burning house on Logansport's south side shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday.

Rozzi says the infant was in stable condition at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Rozzi said the children's 25-year-old mother was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital but he didn't know the extent of her injuries.

Logansport fire investigator Jason Miller said the fire was accidental and started in the living room on the house's first floor.

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