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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Northern Missouri House Fire Claims 2nd Victim

The 11-year-old boy who was critically-injured in the house fire east of Bethany Saturday morning has died of his injuries- reports the ST. JOSEPH (MO) NEWS-PRESS.

The youth has been identified as Briley Lurten.

Briley's 18-year-old sister Brenna Lurten was killed in the fire that destroyed the family's home.

Parents Brian Lurten- age 44 and the children's mother Maria Lurten- age 40- remain in Kansas City's K.U. Medical Center with serious injuries they suffered escaping the fire.

The SJNP story reports an older brother who did not live at the home.

A memorial fund to help defray the Lurten family's expenses has reportedly been set up at a Bethany MO bank- and I will post that information here at CSW as soon as it is verified.

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