Mom charged after 4 children die in Hartsville house fire, officials say

Mom charged after 4 children die in Hartsville house fire, officials say (Image 1)
Mom charged after 4 children die in Hartsville house fire, officials say (Image 1)

A Hartsville mother was charged Thursday night in connection with the deaths of her 4 young children in a house fire on Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. 

Hope Hawkins is the mother of 2 boys and 2 girls – ages 1 to 4 – who perished when their Depot Street mobile home caught fire just before 2 pm Wednesday. 

Officials at the Darlington County Sheriff's Office confirm that the mother, Hawkins, was taken into custody just after 9 pm Thursday and booked at the Darlington County Detention Center.

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