Two young sisters killed in Kokomo fire Christmas Eve identified

Six others also injured in fire
Posted at 8:57 AM, Dec 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-26 20:09:18-05

KOKOMO, Ind. -- Two children who were killed in a house fire in Kokomo Christmas Eve have been identified as 10 and 12-year-old sisters. 

Firefighters were called to the home on North Morrison Street just after 3:30 a.m. When they arrived on the scene the home already up in flames. 

The Kokomo Police Department says three kids and two adults were able to safely escape the home. They were taken to a local hospital to be treated Two other children were found dead inside after the fire was extinguished. 

Those two have been identified as sisters, Alexis Ann Jones, 12 and Mercedes Faith Jones, 10. 

A firefighter was also injured while battling the blaze and was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released. 

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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