Six people have died after getting trapped in a house fire near Logansport, Indiana.
The fire ignited at the residence just before 2 a.m. local time on Wednesday in a rural area of Cass County, about three miles outside the city.
The ages of the victims ranged from 3 months to 42 years, Indiana State Police Sgt. Tony Slocum told reporters. Among the dead were a 25-year-old mother and her 3-year-old and 1-year-old daughters and 3-month-old son, Slocum said. A 42-year-old father and his 10-year-old daughter were also killed, Slocum said. They have not been identified.
The bodies were found in different parts of the home, Cass County authorities told reporters at a press conference Wednesday afternoon.
Two adults managed to escape as the flames engulfed the home and were taken to a local hospital, Slocum said.
The remote location of the house posed a challenge for firefighters trying to access the nearest water source to douse the flames, Slocum said. The early morning blaze has now been fully extinguished.
The home was engulfed in flames by the time two Cass County deputies arrived on the scene, authorities said. One of the deputies tried to gain access to the second story of the home by climbing onto the first floor roof, but he was pushed back by smoke and flames.
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SOURCE: ABC News, Morgan Winsor and Julia Jacobo