Mother, 2 sons ID’d as Grant Co. fire victims - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Mother, 2 sons ID’d as Grant Co. fire victims

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MATTAWA, Wash. - The three people killed in a Grant County house fire have been identified as a mother and her young sons.

Francisca Cespedes, 35; Miguel Cespedes, 3; and Christian Cespedes, 9 months, died from smoke inhalation during a fire at their home Wednesday in the 200 block of East Fourth Street, according to the Grant County Coroner's Office.

Previous Coverage

An overnight house fire in Mattawa, Wash., has killed a woman and two children.

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www.spokesman.com

The fire, which occurred late Wednesday in the 200 block of East Fourth Street, is being investigated, according to the Grant County Department of Emergency Management.

Crews found the bodies of the three victims, believed to be a woman and her children who lived there, inside the home during firefighting efforts.

The family was living in a single-wide manufactured home that had been converted into a duplex at a mobile home park in Mattawa, according to Kyle Foreman, communications manager for the county's emergency services department.

The coroner's office will identify the victims and schedule autopsies.

Neighbors called 911 at 11:37 p.m., and a crew from Grant County Fire District 8 arrived at 11:54 p.m. to find the structure and two vehicles fully ablaze, Foreman said in a press release.

The Grant County fire marshal is investigating.

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