Pratt mother dies from fire injuries

January 28, 2018 - 10:13 am

Hospital officials in Wichita say the mother of four children who all perished in a house fire in Pratt has died.  

Our news partners at KSN-TV confirmed the news from Via Christi / St. Francis Hospital.  Charee Wheatley was kept on life support in order to complete organ donation.  

Emergency crews first responded to the home in Pratt around 9 a.m. Thursday. Wheatley suffered burns and was flown from Pratt to Wichita. Her four children, the youngest a baby, died after being trapped in the home's basement. Several other adults survived the fire.

The state fire marshal launched an investigation the day of the fire, but authorities have not announced what caused the blaze. 

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