Many questions are still unanswered after a fire broke out in an apartment in Midwest City Sunday, killing a mother and her two children.
Maj. David Richardson said investigators determined Monday that the fire started in the living room hallway of the family’s unit, Apt. D at the Raintree Meadows Apartments, 449 Harr Drive. He said more investigators are at the scene today, trying to gather more information.
In the last 24 hours, I’ve heard people say the smoke detectors were not working in the family’s apartment. Richardson said investigators are looking into that report.
He said they did find that a detector had been installed in the apartment at one point, but it’s unknown if it was functioning at the time of the fire. Other smoke detectors in the area were sounding when the fire started, Richardson said.
We’re following this story and hope to have more answers later today. If not today, we’ll continue to cover the incident and report any new information we receive.
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