FD: Toddler killed in Muncie house fire ID'd

Clayton Carnes, 3, died in fire

MUNCIE, Ind. - A toddler was killed and three other people were injured Thursday morning after a fire sparked at a home in Muncie.

Firefighters said the fire was reported about 9 a.m. in the 1700 block of South Daly on the city's southwest side.

Muncie Fire Chief Eddie Ball confirmed that four people were inside the home at the time of the fire: a man, a woman, a 14-month-old baby and a toddler.

The toddler was later identified as 3-year-old Clayton Carnes.

The little boy's mother, Katherine Wooten, her boyfriend, Dustin Mitchell, and the 14-month-old all got out of the home safely. 

Officials said there appeared to be one smoke detector in the home. Neighbors reported hearing some sort of explosion around the time of the fire.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

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