The Latest: Woman who survived mobile home fire mourns kids
STOCKHOLM, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on a mobile home fire that killed a man and his three children (all times local):
A woman who escaped from her New York mobile home as a fire killed her husband and three children has told a friend her children were her life.
Carrie Bugbee was taken to a hospital for evaluation after the Tuesday morning fire in Stockholm, a rural town near the Canadian border. Her friend Annette Peacock says she spoke with her at the hospital.
Peacock tells WWNY in Watertown that Bugbee looked at her and asked, “What am I going to do without my children?” Peacock says everything Bugbee had was “taken from her.”
Troopers say when they arrived at the home around 3 a.m. they learned four people had been trapped inside and died.
The mother jumped out of a bedroom window.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Authorities say a man and his three children have died in a house fire in New York.
State police say troopers responded around 3 a.m. Tuesday to a report of a house fire in the St. Lawrence County town of Stockholm, about 10 miles (16.09 kilometers) from the Canadian border.
Troopers say when they arrived on the scene they learned four people had been trapped inside the home and died.
Police have identified the victims as 55-year-old William Bugbee, his daughters, 5-year-old Allazza Bugbee and 6 -year-old Alicia Bugbee, and stepdaughter, 14-year-old Shaylee Baxter.
Troopers say Bugbee’s wife, 36-year-old Carrie Bugbee, escaped the burning home. She was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
Police say Carrie Bugbee is the mother of all three children.
Troopers say the cause of the blaze is under investigation.
This story has been corrected to show the man’s age is 55, not 56, the county where the fire happened is St. Lawrence, not Franklin, and the mother’s name is Carrie, not Carrier.