3 children killed in Concord NC house fire

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A family in Concord, North Carolina, along with the Concord community, is grieving the loss of three children who died in a house fire early Sunday morning.

Three children killed in a Concord, North Carolina, house fire.
Three children killed in a Concord, North Carolina, house fire.

On Sunday, August 20, the Concord Fire Department responded to an early morning house fire on Lincoln Street SW. The incident occurred shortly after 1 a.m. at a public housing duplex, which was heavily smoking.

Upon arrival, firefighters found three children inside the burning home and quickly rushed them outside to begin CPR immediately. An 11-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy died at the scene. A 16-year-old girl was transported to a local hospital, where she later died, according to officials.

Officials say that the parents of the children were not at home at the time, and the three siblings were left alone.The children have been identified as follows:

16-year-old Daniella Kueviakoe

15-year-old Stephen Kueviakoe

11-year-old Emmanuelle Kueviakoe

The cause of the fire is under investigation. The Concord Fire Department, State Fire Marshal’s Office, and Concord Police Department are handling the investigation.

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