5 people killed in Southern Indiana mobile home fire

Wood stove may have started fire, officials say

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ind. - A southern Indiana sheriff says an overnight mobile home fire believed started by a wood stove has killed five people in a small Ohio River town.

   Crawford County Sheriff Tim Wilkerson said three adults and two children died in early Thursday's fire near the town of Sulphur about 30 miles west of Louisville, Ky., WHAS reported.

   Wilkerson says two half-brothers and a girlfriend of one of the men died along with the 8-year-old daughter of one of the brothers and the woman's 3-year-old son. He broke the tragic news to about 10 of the victims' relatives by gathering them in a circle with a chaplain.

   County Emergency Management Director Larry Allen says everyone in the home died in the fire.

   Fire officials believe a wood stove started the fire.

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