Coffey Co. house fire kills mother, 2 young children


BURLINGTON, Kan. (KSNT) – A house fire in Coffey County killed a mother and her two young children and left a man with injuries early Friday morning.

The Coffey County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a structure fire at 4:48 a.m. in the 200 block of Hudson Street in Burlington.

Upon arrival, first responders found the single-story family home completely engulfed in flames.

The mother and two children were killed in the fire, while the man was airlifted to a Wichita hospital for his injuries.

The Coffey Co. Sheriff’s Office said the state fire marshall is investigating the fire but the preliminary cause looks to be accidental.

The names of those killed in the fire have not been released as law enforcement officials are in the process of notifying family members.

The Coffey County Sheriff’s Office, Burlington Police Department, Coffey County EMS, Coffey County Fire, and the State Fire Marshal all responded to the fire.

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