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.