FILE - The remains of a house at 287 N Olney St. where there was a fatal fire early Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 is seen on the east side of Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014.

Tom Lobianco, Associated Press

2 siblings die from Indianapolis fire injuries; death toll reaches 6

  • Associated Press
  • February 23, 2014 - 2:43 PM

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indianapolis Fire Department spokeswoman says two children have died after initially surviving a fire that killed two of their siblings and their parents.

Capt. Rita Reith (right) says the 14-year-old girl and 6-year-old boy died Sunday at Riley Hospital for Children. She says the extended family is working with the hospital for possible organ procurement.

Saturday's fire swept through the small home and also killed their parents and two other siblings, ages 11 and 8.

Reith says the fire department believes the six deaths are the largest single loss of life for a family due to fire in its service district.

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