Authorities: Waterloo fire victims were mom, 9-year-old son

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – Authorities have released the names of a woman and boy killed in a Waterloo house fire.

Fire officials say 32-year-old Ashley Smith and her son, 9-year-old Jaykwon Sallis, died Sunday. Firefighters found their bodies on the second floor of the home.

Three other people escaped. They’ve been identified as 36-year-old Willie Phillips, 31-year-old Teryn Netz and 12-year-old Aubrianna Smith.

The fire cause is being investigated.

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