March 15, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

Police Investigate Fire Deaths

The Springfield Police Department, Springfield Fire Department and the Missouri State Fire Marshal’s Office are currently investigating the death of two children that occurred this morning at a residence in the 1700 block of West Olive. The Fire Department was dispatched to a residential fire at 1711 West Olive shortly before 4:30 a.m. this morning. Three children and one adult male were removed from the burning house.

Alexis M. Watson, 7, and Devin L. Watson, 4, died this morning at the hospital. A five year old child remains hospitalized in critical condition. The condition of the adult male removed from the home is also critical.

SPD Case Number: 10-10308
Media Contact: Lt. David Millsap, phone: 417-864-1751
Release authorized by: Major Kevin Routh

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 •