Three children, woman killed in Springfield house fire

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Four people — including three children — have died from injuries received in a house fire at Springfield, officials there said.

Crews were called to the fire early morning and learned that several people were inside the home, the Springfield Fire Department said in a news release. Arriving firefighters pulled a 40-year-old woman and three children — a 13-year-old girl, 11-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl — from the burning home and rushed them in critical condition to a Springfield hospital, where the woman and 6-year-old died shortly after arriving.

Fire officials said Sunday that the 13-year-old and 11-year-old had later died a day later from their injuries.

Authorities have not released their names or said how the fire started.

Man dies of injuries after house fire in the Upstate

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — A man was found dead after a house fire in Greenwood County, authorities said.

The blaze happened afternoon, according to the Greenwood County Coroner’s Office.

Larry Walter Leopard was pronounced dead at the scene, WYFF-TV reported. Officials believe he died of injuries related to the fire.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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