HOUMA, La. (WDSU) — A fire in a mobile home has killed three children and left their father and mother in the hospital.
The state Fire Marshal's Office says that a 13-year-old girl, a 12-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy died in the fire at the Whispering Oaks Trailer Park.
The fire started around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The children's father rescued one child, who survived, but was unable to get the other three.
The father and mother were taken to a burn unit in Baton Rouge with burn injuries.
Five other children and two adults were also in the home. They suffered minor smoke inhalation.
Investigators haven't determined the fire's cause but believe it was accidental.
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