Names of victims in fatal Brazil house fire released

BRAZIL, Ind. (WISH) — Two young children and a woman have died after a house fire Monday in Clay County.

Fire crews were called to a fully engulfed home on Vandalia and Mechanic Streets in Brazil around 8:30 p.m.

Fire officials said a 4-month-old girl, her 18-year-old mother and a 4-year-old boy died in the blaze. The coroner’s office has identified the names of the three people who have died in the fire.

They have been identified as 4-month old Zoiey Alaweigh jane Tedder, 4-year-old Shyloi Leeland Dale Stewart and 18-year-old Raven Elizabeth Rose Tedder.

Shyloi was Raven’s little brother and the four-month old, Zoiey, was Raven Tedder’s daughter. The coroner’s office said all died of carbon monoxide intoxication and smoke inhalation.

A fourth person, a four-year-old boy, was transferred to Union Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

At least 11 people were living in the house, according to the Brazil Fire Department chief.

The Red Cross has assisted the family in finding a place to stay.

Firefighters fought the blaze until almost 1:30 Tuesday morning.

The Brazil Fire Chief said investigators will return Wednesday morning at 9 to continue their investigation.

He says they are not bulldozing the house tomorrow morning and added that they will be tearing down a wall so they can look further in the house in order to determine the cause of the fire.

Investigators say a cause for the fire may not be determined until Wednesday.

A gofundme account has been set up to help the Tedder family click here if you would like to help.

In addition, another account has been set up to help the family for the funeral expenses, medical expenses, and family life restoration. Click here if you would like to help. The account is in the name of Frank Kimbro and Michelle Williams.