6 People Killed in Indiana House Fire Identified

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

The six people, including four children, who perished after a house fire in Logansport, Indiana, early Wednesday have been identified. 

The victims included a three-month old boy, identified as Marshall Hite, and three other children, one-year-old Rhylie Hite, three-year-old Swayzee Hite, and 10-year-old Kadee Huddleston. 

42-year-old Joseph Huddleston and 25-year-old Brandi Vail also died in the blaze. 

The fire broke out just before 2 a.m. at a home on Pottawatamie Road along the Wabash River in Cass County on Wednesday morning, according to police. 

Two people, 43-year-old Sheila Huddleston and 19-year-old Brandon Huddleston were able to escape the blaze, according to police. Sheila is Joseph Huddleston's wife, and Brandon is his son, authorities said.  

Police say that there is no evidence that the fire was intentionally set, and that no major appliance, including the stove and water heater, caused the blaze. 

Authorities have not ruled out an electrical fire, but due to the destruction caused by the fire, the cause remains undetermined. 

Finally, police said that there were no working smoke detectors inside the home. 

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

"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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