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2 Mothers, 6 Children Die in Texas Trailer Fire

February 03, 1988|Associated Press

SILVERTON, Tex. — Eight people, including six children, died Tuesday when a butane heater blew up and their trailer home caught fire, officials said. Four people escaped.

The trailer, situated in a remote area about 7 miles south of this town on the edge of the Texas Panhandle, was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, a Silverton Volunteer Fire Department spokesman said.

The victims included a 25-year-old mother and five of her children, her 25-year-old sister-in-law and the woman's daughter. The women's husbands escaped and rescued two children, officials said.

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