4 kids dead in Oregon house fire, 3 hospitalized

The remains of a house are seen after a fatal overnight fire in Riddle, Ore. on Wednesday March 1, 2017. Multiple serious injuries and fatalities were both initially confirmed by law enforcement officials. (Dan Bain/The News-Review via AP)

RIDDLE, OR (AP) — A sheriff’s spokesman says four children were killed in a house fire in a small Oregon timber town.

Douglas County Deputy Dwes Hutson said Wednesday the children ranged from 4 to 13.

Firefighters and police respond at a fatal house fire in Riddle, Ore. on Wednesday March 1, 2017, after a fire gutted the home overnight. Multiple serious injuries and fatalities were both initially confirmed by law enforcement officials. (Chelsea Duncan/The News-Review via AP)
Firefighters and police respond at a fatal house fire in Riddle, Ore. on Wednesday March 1, 2017, after a fire gutted the home overnight. Multiple serious injuries and fatalities were both initially confirmed by law enforcement officials. (Chelsea Duncan/The News-Review via AP)

Two adults and a 13-year-old boy survived and suffered serious injuries in the fire that broke out at 2 a.m. in Riddle, a town about 200 miles south of Portland.

Thirty-nine-year-old James Keith Howell, 38-year-old Tabitha Annette Howell and 13-year-old Andrew Hall-Young were transported to a Portland hospital.

Killed were 4-year-old Gwendolyn Howell, 7-year-old Haley Maher, 10-year-old Isaiah Young and 13-year-old Nicholas Lowe.

Hutson says Nicholas was a foster child.

Tabitha Annette Howell was the mother of all the children.

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