FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The four young children killed in a fire in a mobile home near Dupont Road last week have been identified.

The fire happened Thursday at a mobile home along Grassy Lane in the Dupont Estates community.

Flames consumed the structure around 8:30 a.m. Firefighters had the blaze under control in 23 minutes, but four children were found dead inside the destroyed home.

They were four siblings:

  • Matthew Damron, 10
  • Johnnie Mann-Goff, 5
  • Jefferson Goff, 3
  • Rosalynn Goff, 2
Pictured are Jessica Mann (top left), Matthew (top right), Rosalynn (bottom right), Jefferson (bottom left), and Johnnie (middle left).

The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Monday the children died of smoke inhalation and thermal burns from the fire. The manners of their deaths, though, were “pending investigation,” the coroner’s office added.

Manner of death is the way a death is categorized. Classifications include natural, accident, suicide, homicide, undetermined, and pending.

Four adults were able to escape the fire, and were hospitalized. They were identified by authorities as:

  • Jessica Mann, 30, of Fort Wayne
  • Audrey Kistler, 24, of Fort Wayne
  • Samuel R. Barnett, 17, of Fort Wayne
  • Travis J. Garrison, 18, of Waterloo

A family member told WANE 15 that Jessica Mann, the mother of the four children, was released from an Indianapolis hospital after sustaining burns that needed treatment.

The mobile home sustained heavy fire, water and smoke damage, the report said.

The fire remains under investigation by the Indiana State Fire Marshall’s Office, the Fire Arson Specialized Team of Allen County, the Allen County Police Department, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

As of Monday afternoon, a final investigation report had not been filed, according to Captain Steve Stone of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.

Dallas Colley, an investigator for the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office said it’s not uncommon for them to be involved in this type of investigation.

“Our office is generally involved in any unnatural deaths. However, we rely on the expertise of the investigators and professionals in police, fire and medicine to assist us in determining if criminal activity has occurred,” Colley said via email.