SULPHUR, Ind. (AP) -- A southern Indiana sheriff says a wood stove suspected of causing a mobile home fire that killed two children and three adults was the rural home's sole source of heat.
Crawford County Sheriff Tim Wilkerson says early Thursday's fire near the Crawford County community of Sulphur about 30 miles west of Louisville, Ky., killed a man who owned the mobile home, his 8-year-old daughter, his girlfriend and her 3-year-old son. The man's half-brother also died in the 12:30 a.m. fire.
Wilkerson tells The Associated Press the homeowner's father lives nearby and tried to rescue his son and the others but was driven back by intense flames.
A brother of the homeowner says the mobile home had a furnace but his brother wasn't using it to hold down his bills.
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