TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – Two small children are dead after they were pulled from a house engulfed in fire Saturday morning.
The fire happened at a home on Brandy Kay Court, near State Road 38, just before 11 a.m. According to the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office, deputies Rob Rush and Shane Howard and Sgt. Andy Cree, were first on the scene. They were able to remove twins Landon Tyler Abbott and Liam Cecil Abbot, both three-years-old, from the home that was on fire.
Both children were transported to St. Elizabeth East and IU Arnett hospitals where they were later pronounced dead.
The twins’ father, Brandon L. Abbott, and another woman, Nicole L. Thomas, were also at the home at the time of the fire, but were able to get out by themselves. Thomas was transported to Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis where she was treated for burns and smoke inhalation. The boys’ mother was not at the scene.
Tippecanoe Emergency Ambulance Services and members of the Sheffield, Mulberry, and Buck Creek Fire departments also responded to the fire.
The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office along with the Tippecanoe County’s Arson, Coroner, and Sheriff’s offices are looking into the cause of the fire.