FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified a second victim who died from her injuries in a house fire last week.
Just after 4:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, the Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the 3800 block of Chancery Place regarding a house fire.
Firefighters said they rescued a woman and her three children from the burning home.
FWFD said all four people were reportedly injured according to authorities.
On Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, the coroner’s office said they were notified two children died from their injuries related to the fire.
The coroner identified the first victim on Friday as 2-year-old Hazel DeFord of Fort Wayne.
The second victim was identified Monday by the coroner as 11-month-old Lilly DeFord of Fort Wayne.
The coroner says her cause of death and manner of death are both pending.
The fire remains under investigation by authorities in Allen County.