2 children die in mobile home fire in Northeast Missouri

Monday, January 14, 2008

KAHOKA, Mo. (AP) -- A rural area of northeast Missouri is mourning the deaths of two young children in a mobile home fire.

The fire happened about 3 a.m. Saturday as Anthony and Jackie Ball and their three children slept in their home near the town of Revere. The parents were able to get out with their infant son, but told firefighters they couldn't get to their daughters because of a wall of flames.

Killed were 4-year-old Felicity Ball and her 1-year-old sister, Taylor.

An investigation continues, but fire officials believe the blaze began at a wood stove used to heat the mobile home.

Visitation is Wednesday at Wilson Funeral Home in Kahoka, with a funeral scheduled for Thursday.

Kahoka is in Clark County, about 150 miles north of St. Louis.

Information from: KXEO, Chris Newbrough

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