2 die in Tuesday morning house fire in Washburn, Mo.

Published: Feb. 4, 2020 at 9:53 AM CST
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Firefighters say a child, and a 24-year-old man died in a house fire in Washburn, Mo.

Two other victims suffered serious injuries in the fire. Emergency crews transported them to Mercy in Springfield. One woman survived the fire. She is the grandmother of the child.

According to Washburn Fire Department Chief Danny Dalton, the fire started inside a mobile home just after 4 a.m. Tuesday. He said the house was fully involved when he arrived on scene. The home is located on Farm Road 2230 west of Washburn, about a quarter of a mile off State Highway UU.

"It's bad when we do have fatalities," said Chief Dalton. "And even worse when it's a small child."

Chief Dalton says the cause of the fire unknown. Investigators may never know the cause since the home burned to the ground.

"We have a good community around here that reaches out and helps one another in a case like this," said Chief Dalton.

Washburn Fire Department was assisted by Exeter, Seligman, and Cassville Fire Departments.