A 28-year-old man has been arrested on a charge of abandonment after four young children died in a West Texas house fire Wednesday.
The Lubbock County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Thursday that Wesley Lance Harvey was being held on charges that include abandoning or endangering a child.
Sheriff's Capt. Joseph Gilliam declined to explain Harvey's relationship to the four children, any preliminary indication of what caused the fire or provide any other details.
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Deputies responded late Wednesday to the fire at a mobile home west of the city of Lubbock.
Deputies and other first responders found the children inside the home and attempted life-saving measures, but none could be revived. The oldest was 7 years old and the youngest was 1.
Online jail records don't indicate an attorney for Harvey.