- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 9, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Springs police say that a mother who lost two of her three children in a motel fire died of smoke inhalation.

The Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1AZ28xZ ) that 33-year-old Brandy Jones died five days after the May 30 fire that killed her 2-year-old daughter Cheyenne and 4-year-old son Wade in their room at the Ranch Motel in Colorado Springs. The children also died of smoke inhalation.

Jones’ 10-year-old son was also injured, but police say he continues to improve.

Investigators say determining the fire’s cause will take some time. They have found the motel lacked working smoke detectors, and the room violated current fire codes.

Gazette previously reported the detectors were more than 10 years old and had no batteries installed. Electrical issues also were found throughout the complex.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com



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