Mother dies following fire that killed 3-year-old children

Mother dies following fire that killed 3-year-old children
A mother and her twin toddlers did not survive the fire.

TOTZ, KY (WAVE) - The mother of twin toddlers killed in a house fire in Harlan County has also died.

The fire broke out around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 22, off KY 522 in the Totz community.

Emergency crews quickly found the parents, who were flown from Harlan County to a Tennessee hospital. They were then flown to a hospital in Augusta, Georgia for treatment of severe burns.

KSP says Allyson Howard, 42, passed away while being treated at the hospital. Her husband Dennis Chad Howard, 39, remains in critical condition.

Hours after the fire was reported, investigators found the bodies of the three-year-old twins, inside the burned home.

Their bodies were sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort for an autopsy.

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