CLEVELAND — The Latest on the fatal house fire in Cleveland that killed two children and two adults (all times local):

9 p.m.

Authorities have located the bodies of all four victims of a house fire in Cleveland.

Fire officials and family members say a 3-year-old boy, an 8-year-old girl, the boy’s 46-year-old father and the man’s 44-year-old nephew were in the house when the blaze broke out overnight Tuesday and were unable to escape.

Crews needed heavy equipment to take apart and stabilize the heavily damaged home before it was safe to go inside and search for the victims.

By late Tuesday night, officials had announced that all four victims had been found.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.


5:05 p.m.

Fire investigators have recovered the bodies of three people who died in a Cleveland house fire and are continuing to search for a fourth victim.

The city’s fire chief says the search has been hampered by heavy damage to the home that first made it unsafe for firefighters to look for the victims.

Investigators and family members say a 3-year-old boy, an 8-year-old girl, the boy’s 46-year-old father and the man’s 44-year-old nephew were in the house when the fire started overnight Tuesday.

Firefighters say the mother of one of the children escaped by jumping from a second-floor window.

A fire department spokesman tells Cleveland.com that the woman said she and her husband tried but couldn’t get to the children.

A cause of the fire hasn’t been released.


1:30 p.m.

Fire investigators say a heavily damaged home where two children and two adults are missing after an overnight fire in Cleveland is too dangerous to search.

A fire department spokesman says construction equipment will be used to take apart the home and make it safe for firefighters to search inside.

He says search crews will be careful not to disturb any potential evidence that could help determine what caused the fire.

Firefighters say a woman believed to be the children’s mother escaped by jumping from a second floor window early Tuesday morning.

Investigators say a 4-year-old boy, an 8-year-old girl, their father and another man are missing.

The fire department spokesman tells Cleveland.com that the woman who survived said she tried but couldn’t get to her children.


11 a.m.

Investigators are using cadaver dogs to search through a Cleveland home where two children and two adults are missing after an overnight house fire.

Firefighters say a woman believed to be the children’s mother escaped the fire early Tuesday morning by jumping from the home on the city’s east side. She was taken to a hospital, and information about her condition wasn’t immediately released.

Investigators say a 4-year-old boy, an 8-year-old girl, their father and another man are missing.

There was no immediate word on what caused the fire.

A relative of a man who was in the house says investigators told her they are checking for signs of arson.

Firefighters say the blaze caused severe damage, hindering their ability to search the charred home.


6:45 a.m.

Authorities say two children and two adults are unaccounted for after an overnight house fire in Cleveland.

Firefighters say a woman believed to be the children’s mother escaped the fire early Tuesday morning by jumping from the home on the city’s east side. She was taken to a hospital, and information about her condition wasn’t immediately released.

Investigators say a 4-year-old boy, an 8-year-old girl, their father and another man are missing.

Firefighters say the blaze caused severe damage, hindering their ability to search the charred home.

There was no immediate word on what caused the fire. The state fire marshal’s office will help investigate.