NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio – Authorities say two children have died in an overnight mobile home fire in Perry County.
It happened shortly after midnight in the 300 block of North State Street in New Lexington. Chief Scott Ervin said a 3-year-old male and a 7-year-old female died in the fire and, multiple other victims were injured. He says they were transported from the scene to various hospitals in the area.
“We have basically an age range into children from 17 down to six months. We believe the number to be somewhere between six or seven at this time, including the two adults.”
Chief Ervin said multiple agencies responded to the scene. He said the State Fire Marshal’s Office has been called in to help with the investigation.
“There was everybody from everywhere,” Chief Ervin said. “There was a lot of people. We had two helicopters that were brought in to do transports and just medics from some of the respective villages as well.”
The Chief said this is an active investigation and their thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and the first responders at the scene. We will continue to update you as soon as we learn any new information.