6 children and their mother die in a fire that destroys home

MattGush/iStock(CLINTON, Miss.) — Seven members of a Clinton, Mississippi, family died early Saturday morning in a house fire, fire officials said.

The mother and her six children perished in the blaze that occurred around 12:30 a.m. near the corner of Old Vicksburg and Hobby Farms Roads, Deputy Fire Chief John Alman told ABC News.

Officials released the names of the victims on Saturday afternoon as: Brittney Presley, 33; Landon Brookshire, 15; Lane Presley, 13; Lawson Presley, 12; Grayson Presley, 6; Malcom Presley, 4; and Felicity Presley, 1.

The father of the family escaped the flames and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment for burns, smoke inhalation and cuts.

The fire took approximately 45 minutes to get under control, Alman said.

Officials have not determined a preliminary cause of the fire that left the detached home charred.

“Fire Marshals are conducting an investigation. While we do not know a cause of the fire, we do not suspect any foul play,” the City of Clinton posted from its Facebook account.

 The identities of the victims and the surviving member of the family are not being released at this time.

A couple of pets were also in the home and only one survived, Alman said.

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