MILLERSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Two children have died after a fire at a home early Wednesday morning in Millersville, according to officials.
The fire was reported at a duplex in the 100 block of Flat Ridge Road near Highway 31 just after 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18.
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Fire officials at the scene said the home was “fully involved” once crews arrived. A firefighter told News 2 an unknown amount of people were able to make it out of the home safely, and the fire was contained about an hour after crews arrived.
Tara Parker, the public information officer for the White House Community Volunteer Fire Department, later confirmed that it was two children who died in the blaze.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the children as 10-year-old Braiden Shane Myers and 4-year-old Bellamy Blake Myers.
“Our main priority was getting access to the victims,” Millersville Fire Chief Brandon Head said. “We were met with extremely heavy fire conditions, the roof had already partially collapsed and unfortunately we weren’t able to make a successful rescue.”
Multiple fire departments responded to the home to help extinguish the blaze. The TBI’s arson team also responded to the duplex to assist in the investigation.
Residents from the other side of the duplex made it out of the building safely.
The TBI said at this point, nothing indicates any foul play was involved in the fire.
No additional details were immediately released.