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Three children die in mobile home fire

on December 26, 2013 10:19 AM

HOUMA, La. (AP) — A mobile home fire in Louisiana killed three children and injured seven others early on Christmas Day, fire officials said.

Two brothers, ages 12 and 11, and their 13-year-old sister died at the Whispering Oaks Trailer Park in Houma, said District Chief Lance LaMarca of the state Fire Marshal’s office.

Another sibling, the children’s parents and four other children were taken to a Baton Rouge burn unit, LaMarca said.

The trailer was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, Houma Fire Inspector Mike Millet said.

The children’s father rescued one child after smoke came under his bedroom door, but was unable to get the other three because the fire spread so quickly, LaMarca said.

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