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Four dead in Wichita mobile home fire

WICHITA, Kansas - Wichita fire officials say four people, including two children, were killed in a mobile home fire at 644 North Goebel Street.

Firefighters were called to the scene at about 3 a.m. with reports of several people stuck inside.

Fire crews say all four were found sleeping in a bedroom.

Fire crews were able to save three people from the home. 

They were taken to the hospital in serious condition. All three of those were treated and released. 

A relative of two of the victims says they are Amanda Nichols, 21, and Amanda's one-year-old son Isaaca. She says the other two victims are Amanda's boyfriend and the boyfriend's two-year-old son.

A firefighter was also injured fighting the fire. He was treated and released.

Investigators from the Kansas State Fire Marshal and the ATF are working to determine the cause of the fire.

Two smoke detectors were found in the home, but officials aren't for sure if they were working.

The fire caused $70,000 in damage to the structure and contents.

The fire was actually the second fire at that mobile home park in the same night. 

A mother and child were were taken to the hospital after the first fire, which happened about 11 p.m. Monday at 620 North Goebel.

Investigators say a candle was responsible for that fire.

It caused $40,000 in damage.

So far this year, there have been ten fire deaths in Wichita. 

Fire officials say make sure you test your smoke alarms.



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