Officials say Springfield, Mo. fire that killed 4 was accidental


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Springfield officials say a fire that killed four people in July was accidental.

City spokeswoman Cora Scott said in a news release Tuesday that investigators have not determined the origin of the July 23 fire but the fire department has determined it was not arson.

The fire killed 40-year-old Marlana Young and her three children. They were pulled from the burning home but died later at a hospital.

Fire officials have said the home had functioning smoke alarms.

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