Officials identify six victims, including four children, killed in Indiana house fire

Authorities have identified the victims of a deadly Indiana house fire that killed two adults and four children.

The bodies of Joseph Huddleston, 42, and his 10-year-old daughter Kaylee Huddleston were recovered from the fire. Additionally, the remains of Brandi Vail, 25, and her three children, Swayzee, 3, Rhylie, 1, and 3-month-old Marshall Hite were recovered.

Vail was Huddleston’s step daughter.

Indiana State Police on Wednesday received a 911 call reporting a burning home in Logansport with multiple people trapped inside, according to a release.

Police arrived before firefighters and attempted to help the individuals inside — but the fire’s flames were too intense.

“Despite the police officers attempts to reach those inside, they were prohibited from doing so by the intense smoke and fire,” Indiana State Police said.

At least one man and a woman were able to escape the home, but the others were not.

Survivors Sheila Huddleston, 43, and her son Brandon Huddleston, 19, were transported to Logansport Memorial Hospital to be treated and are expected to survive.

Firefighters faced a challenge battling the blaze due to the “lack of on scene access to water.”

Apparently, firefighters had to access water from a fire hydrant when their taker trucks ran out of water.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department will continue an investigation.

The fire is being investigated as a possible criminal case — but police Thursday said there was “no evidence to indicate the fire was intentionally set.”