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Authorities: Pot on Stove Sparked Fatal Fire

Posted October 1, 2007 12:07 p.m. EDT

— A house fire that left four siblings dead last week started when a pot left unattended on a stove overheated, authorities said Monday.

The Sept. 23 fire at a modular home off U.S. Highway 501 in Laurinburg killed 12-year-old Rasheem Williams, 10-year-old Jadeda Williams, 9-year-old Devon Williams and 3-year-old Brian Williams.

The four children died of smoke inhalation, authorities said.