Fire marshal: Heater likely cause of blaze that killed 3

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HALEYVILLE, Ala. (AP) – Official say a natural gas wall heater is believed to have caused a residential fire that killed a woman and her two elementary-age children in north Alabama.

A spokesperson with the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s office tells al.com the blaze wasn’t suspicious. The fire occurred early Monday in the Winston County town of Haleyville.

Officials say 44-year-old Cara Evans and her two children, 8-year-old Annabelle and 4-year-old Jacob, died in the blaze.

The children were students at Haleyville Elementary School, and officials with the system have established a fund to help with funeral expenses and to assist the children’s father.

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1/4/2022 12:35:19 PM (GMT -6:00)

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