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UPDATE: Cause of death revealed in Mt. Vernon house fire

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MT. VERNON, IN (WFIE) -

New information Friday night on a fire that killed three people overnight in Mt. Vernon.

It broke out around 12:30 inside a home on Mulberry street. The coroner tells us 27-year old Amanda Robb, her five year old daughter Aubrey, and her fifteen-year-old nephew Bailey Robb died in the fire.

14 News has learned that the victims died because of smoke inhalation. Those deaths have been ruled accidental.

All those we've talked with Friday say all three will be greatly missed by many members of the community.

Friday, one neighbor says she recall hearing loud noises in the middle of the night when that fire broke out.

Richard Robb is the brother of Billy, the owner of the Mulberry Street home.

Richard tells 14 News there were eight people living in the home.

He says Billy is a kind spirit that lives with several family members and also sometimes opens his home to community members in need of a place to stay.

Those we talked with Friday say it's a tough situation. One that was totally unexpected. Richard says Billy was able to help two children living in the home, escape from that fire.

"He said it was real loud," Richard told 14 News. "He said it woke him up out of a dead sleep and Billy sleeps hard and for him to get those two babies out and kept his cool, it amazed me."

"We'll probably do a check-up early next week to make sure everybody's doing fine, if they have any problems," said Superintendent, MSD of Mount Vernon Dr. Thomas Kopatich. "Hopefully, we're in communication with the parents, especially the ones who that we thought needed to go home. And so we will work with that family and any way that we can help the family out we will do so. If it's extra counseling, if it's extra services, whatever needs to be done, we will provide that for any family."

The State Fire Marshall is investigating the cause of the fire. The Fire Department Chief said there is no official cause yet, but they believe the fire is incidental and that it started in the laundry room.

We're not sure when we will learn the cause. Of course, 14 News will keep you posted on that.

Autopsies are being performed on the victims of this fire, and we'll get those results to you as soon as we can.

If you would like to help, family members have told 14 News they will be having a bake sale at the Mt. Vernon Public Library Sunday from 1: 00 to 3:00 p.m. in meeting room A. They say that in addition to bake goods, they will also be taking donations and accepting clothing for the survivors since they lost all their clothes in the fire.

Here are some of the sizes they are looking for:

Baby girl: 2T, baby toys

Women: 9 1/2 shoe, 2X shirts, size 15 pants

Men: 32/32 pants, L shirts

Rent One on W. Fourth St. in Mt. Vernon are also helping collect personal hygiene products, pillow, and blankets for those affected by the fire. They will be collecting Monday-Friday.

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