PRATT — Four children, ranging in age from 4 years to 4 months, have been confirmed dead as a result of the house fire at 211 Austin in Pratt Thursday morning.
Reece, Timmy, River and Harley Wheatley died after being trapped in the basement of a home owned by Craig and Karla Bates, Pratt.
Their mother, Charee Wheatley was flown by life-watch to Wichita with severe burns over the left side of her body.
Krissy Bates and her son, Benni Bates, survived. Lindsey Eggleston, who is pregnant, was evaluated and confirmed okay.
Charee Wheatley, Krissy Bates and Lindsey Eggleston are sisters.
A GoFundMe account has been started for the families on Facebook. Deaths were confirmed by Karla Bates, mother of the three sisters and grandmother of the victims.