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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Springfield Fire Department has ruled a July 23 house fire in the Galloway Village neighborhood accidental. The origin on the fire is still unknown, but fire officials have ruled out any suspicion of foul play. Around 6:30 a.m., Friday July 23, the Springfield Fire Department was dispatched to the 2000 block of South Lone Pine Avenue with reports of multiple residents still inside the home. Firefighters arrived to find the home with heavy smoke and fire conditions. They located a 40-year-old female named Marlana Young and three children – 13-year-old Nevaeh Young, 11-year-old Raphael (Rayden) Young III and 6-year-old Samantha Young – during search-and-rescue operations. All four were provided care by firefighters and EMS on scene and were taken to Cox and Mercy hospitals where they succumbed to their injuries.
Media only: For more information or to arrange an interview, call the Fire Department’s media line at 417-874-2301.