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Trailer fire kills 4

Firefighters from South Point and Fayette and Perry townships put out a fire Wednesday on Gary Malone Street in South Point.

Firefighters from South Point and Fayette and Perry townships put out a fire Wednesday on Gary Malone Street in South Point.

 

SOUTH POINT — A mother and her three children died in a mobile home fire early Wednesday morning.

The victims were Ashley Mays, 24, her son, Elijah, 5, and 11-month-old twin boys.

Two other people also lived in the trailer but were not there at the time of the fire.

The call came in at 8:41 a.m. when a neighbor to the home at Gary Malone Mobile Home Park saw the blaze, according to Steve Harrison of the South Point Fire Department.

Within an hour the mobile home was turned into a shell with only one part of a wall standing. Crews battled the blaze and the subsequent smoking shell for at least two hours.

Responding, besides South Point Fire Department, were Fayette and Perry fire departments, the county EMS, South Point Police and the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office.

The fire remains under investigation with the state fire marshal.