ROME, N.Y. (AP) — State police say a central New York fire that killed three young children may have been started by an electrical appliance in the home's laundry room.

However, Trooper Jack Keller tells the Observer-Dispatch that investigators are still working to pinpoint the exact cause and origin.

The July 23 mobile home fire in Rome, New York, has been ruled accidental.

memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday evening for three members of the Croad family: 2-year-old Temprince, 3-year-old Patrick III and 4-year-old Eliesse.

Their 1-year-old sister and parents are recovering from injuries suffered in the fire.


Information from: Observer-Dispatch,

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