SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - An apartment fire that killed two young girls in South Bend a month ago has claimed a third life.
The South Bend Fire Department tells WSBT-TV that 25-year-old Cordell Mahone died in a Kalamazoo, Mich., burn center of injuries suffered in the Feb. 10 blaze.
The blaze also killed 4-year-old Me'Chielle Marshall and her sister, 6-year-old Navaeh Marshall. Both girls were trapped in an upstairs bedroom and died of smoke and soot inhalation.
The girls' mother, 28-year-old Robin Marshall, jumped from a second-story window with her 5-year-old daughter.
Robin Marshall told police that she and her daughters were staying at the home with a relative for two weeks until they found another place to live.
Firefighters say the blaze started in the living room where Mahone was found.