There was a 45-minute "lull," according to Crump, where the fire was out and there was no gunfire. At this point, police said they did not know whether Alex Buckner was alive, had succumbed to smoke inhalation or shot himself.
Police continued to check the home and found Alex Buckner inside a room. He pointed his gun at the officers and was shot and killed, according to police.
Crump said at that moment the fire re-ignited in the ceiling and first responders were told to get out of the house.
Air15 showed at least three firefighters on the roof when the flames erupted. A ladder was set up and the firefighters were able to climb down.
Police said Alex Buckner's body was pulled out of the home and firefighters began to attack the fire. His parents' bodies were found in an upstairs bedroom, while Emma was found in another bedroom and Kaitlin's body was found in a downstairs closet, officials said.
Three police officers were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, said Crump.
"We have a lot of work, as you can imagine," said Crump in an emailed update. He described the scene as a "mess" and said investigators will be at the scene for the next 12 to 24 hours.
A GoFundMe has been set up to help the victims' family with funeral costs.
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