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Man arrested in connection with house fire that killed 4 children near Lubbock

(Courtesy: KCBD)

The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man in connection with a fire that killed four children.

Wesley Lance Harvey, 28, is charged with abandoning or endangering a child.

Capt. Joseph Gilliam said Harvey was the father of three of the children and that he lives at the mobile home that burned.

Firefighters responded to a fire at a mobile home in Wolfforth just before 11 p.m. Wednesday.

They found four children inside.

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office said deputies, along with Wolfforth and Carlisle Volunteer Fire Departments and EMS, “attempted lifesaving measures.”

The victims range in age from one to seven.

The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating.


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