Firefighting

Amber Alert for Two Missing from Tennessee Fire

Authorities in Tennessee have issued a statewide Amber Alert for two children missing since their home was destroyed by an intense fire, reports USA Today.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation sent out the alert late Friday evening after investigators spent a fifth day trying to determine if there were any remains of the children in the fire debris.

The children, identified as 9-year-old Chloie Leverette and 7-year-old Gage Daniel, were living with their grandparents at the house that burned Sunday night and early Monday.

“I don’t know what to think. I don’t know what to think,” Christopher Daniel, Gage’s father, told The Associated Press in a brief telephone interview. “They don’t think that they burned up in the fire, the way I took it they don’t.”

Two bodies tentatively identified as 72-year-old Leon “Bubba” McClaran and his wife, 70-year-old Molli McClaran, were recovered Monday and have been sent to the Nashville medical examiner’s office for autopsy. She was the children’s maternal grandmother, he their step-grandfather.

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