Man arrested after 4 children die in West Texas house fire
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) —
A 28-year-old man has been arrested on charges relating to the death of four young children in a West Texas house fire.
The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Thursday that Wesley Lance Harvey was being held on charges that include abandoning or endangering a child.
Sheriff’s Capt. Joseph Gilliam said Harvey was the father of three of the children and lives at the residence, but has not provided any preliminary indication of what caused the fire or any other details.
Deputies responded late Wednesday to the fire at a mobile home west of the city of Lubbock.
Deputies and other first responders found the children inside the home and attempted life-saving measures, but none could be revived. The oldest was 7 years old and the youngest was 1.
Online jail records don’t indicate an attorney for Harvey.
The Associated Press contributed to the details provided in this article.