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Re: children killed in fire

Posted: 18 Nov 2010 6:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Robesonian
Lumberton, North Carolina
Monday
12 July 1971
Page 2

Fire Officials Pressing
New Hanover Fire Probe

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) —
Investigators from the state
fire marshal's office were to
join local officials today to
investigate the deaths of three
young brothers who died in a
fire in the utility room at their
home.
New Hanover County Sheriff
Marion Mullis said the investigation
is centered on a lock on
the door the room to determine
if the door was locked.
When firemen were summoned
to the house Saturday
afternoon by a neighbor, they
found the door to the room
kicked in, according to Chief
Frank Piner of the Myrtle
Grove Volunteer Fire Department.
Piner said the door had apparently
been smashed by a bystander.
The bodies of Anthony Wade
Goodwin, 11, Travis Vincent
Goodwin, 8, and Kelly Brian
Goodwin, 7, were found when
firemen opened the room to
being cleaning up debris.
They were the children of
Mrs. Phyllis Strickland Goodwin.
Mullis said she was shopping
at the time.
Mullis said a friend of the
mother told police he placed a
gallon of gasoline inside the
room, which is the carport of
the house, the day before and
locked the door. The sheriff
said an electric water heater
was also located in the room.


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gidget24 17 Nov 2010 4:13PM GMT 
cemcrawler 18 Nov 2010 1:57PM GMT 
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