Victims Of Deadly Wichita Mobile Home Fire Identified

WICHITA, Kan. Wichita fire investigators have identified the four people killed in a mobile home fire early Tuesday.

The victims are identified as Amanda Nichols, 21, and her one-year-old son Isaaca. Also killed were Camaron McGowan, 27, and his 2-year-old son K'Dyn.

Investigators have not determined how the fire started.


Four people are dead and three others hurt following an overnight fire at a mobile home in east Wichita.

A police officer on routine patrol around 3:15 a.m. saw smoke coming from a double-wide mobile home in the 600 block of North Goebel. About the same time, neighbors were calling 911.

Firefighters were dispatched and when they arrived, neighbors told them they believed that people were trapped inside. Crews immediately entered the home and were met with heavy smoke and flames.

Inside, they found several victims, including two young children side-by-side in a bed. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Two adults also died in the fire. All four were in a bedroom in the southeast portion of the mobile home. Neighbors had been trying to rescue them by breaking out windows.

Three others, including two adults and another child, were injured. They have since been treated and released from a Wichita hospital.

A firefighter also suffered minor injuries fighting the fire but did not require hospitalization.

The cause is under investigation. Wichita Fire Marshal Brad Crisp said the home had two smoke detectors, but it's not clear if they were operational. The fire caused about $50,000 in damage to structure and $20,000 to contents.

There have been 10 fire fatalities in Wichita so far this year. There were five in 2012.

Hours before, firefighters had been out to the same mobile home park on an unrelated fire that injured a woman and child.

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