Mother, 2 small children die in central Virginia house fire

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two young children and their mother have died in a house fire in central Virginia.

The Richmond Fire Department says crews arrived at the fire about 7 a.m. Sunday and saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the second floor. The six people inside were taken to the hospital.

The department identified those who died as 22-year-old Jasmine Allen, 4-year-old Kadene Allen and 9-month-old Jadae Copeland.

Two other occupants were in stable condition. A  firefighter also was injured from burns to his hands. The department says the fire originated from a second-floor room and the home had no working smoke detectors.

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