Authorities ID child killed in house fire near Perry

PERRY, Iowa (AP) — Officials have identified a child killed earlier this week in a house near Perry as 4-year-old Harley Moore.

A cousin of the boy’s, Jessica Goehring, tells the Des Moines Register ( ) that the family is in shock over Harley’s death. She said the boy’s older brother was in school when the fire broke out, and a younger infant brother was able to escape with the family.

The fire was reported around 8 a.m. Thursday in the house northwest of Perry. Fire officials say that when crews arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames, and firefighters couldn’t reach the child in time to save him.

The Iowa State Fire Marshall’s office is investigating. A cause hasn’t been determined, but fire officials said they do not suspect foul play.


Information from: The Des Moines Register,