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Pot of noodles blamed for camper fire that killed 2 children

Published:Friday | February 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM


Authorities say that a pot of noodles cooking on a hot plate sparked a fire inside a camper trailer that killed two young children and critically burned their mother and a sibling in coastal Georgia.

Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering told reporters yesterday that investigators believe the fire was accidental.

Neighbours reported hearing an explosion when the camper that caught fire Wednesday. Doering said that flames possibly detonated something in the home, but no foul play is suspected.

Authorities said the blaze killed three-year-old Blayden Wade Reeves and his four-month-old sister, Tallie Ann Carter. Their mother and a two-year-old brother were in critical condition at a Florida burn centre.

Doering said that the children and their parents had lived in the camper for months after their mobile home caught fire last May.