TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – Two small children are dead after they were pulled from a fully engulfed house fire Saturday morning.
The fire happened at a home on Brandy Kay Court, near State Road 38, just before 11 a.m. According to the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s office, deputies Rob Rush and Shane Howard and Sergeant Andy Cree, were first on the scene. They were able to remove twins Landon Tyler Abbott and Liam Cecil Abbot, both three-years-old, from the home that was on fire.
Both children were transported to St. Elizabeth East and IU Arnett hospitals where they were later pronounced dead.
The twins’ father, Brandon L. Abbott and another woman, Nicole L. Thomas were also at the home at the time of the fire but were able to get out by themselves. Thomas was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis where she was treated for burns and smoke inhalation. The boys’ mother was not at the scene.
Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Serivces, and members of the Sheffield, Mulberry, and Buck Creek Fire Departments also responded to the fire.
The Indiana State fire Marshall’s office along with the Tippecanoe County Arson, Coroner, and Sheriff’s office are looking into the cause of the fire.