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Firefighters and investigators stand next to the remains of a single-family home at 53235 Locust Road which was gutted by an early-morning fire today. A mother and five children were in the home when the fire broke out. Although the adult and four children were able to escape, the fifth child died, police said.

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Child dead in house fire near Milton-Freewater

The blaze on Locust Road is under investigation by state and county officials.

MILTON-FREEWATER — A child died in an early-morning fire today which destroyed a home near here.The fire at 53235 Locust Road was reported at 2:33 a.m., according to the Umatilla County Sheriff's Office. A mother and five children were inside the structur


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