YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) - Five children were killed in a house fire late Sunday night. Fire investigators are working to determine the cause.
WKBN/WYTV reports the fire started around 11:30 p.m. Firefighters were alerted about the flames after a neighbor called 911.
The mother of the children was hospitalized after jumping out a window, per WFMJ report. Rescuers attempted to save the five children, but were only able to get three of the children out.
Those three children, along with their mother, were rushed to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Youngstown. The three children later died from their injuries. The children's ages ranged from one to nine.
"It's very hard for us. Firefighters and police officer, all our safety forces. Something like this we give 110 percent. Things happen the way they happen and it's just something we have to deal with. We will have someone for our firefighters to talk to," says Youngstown Fire Chief Barry Finley told local media.
Two firefighters were also injured in the fire. One was taken to a local hospital, per WKBN/WYTV, and the other was treated at the scene.
The cause of the fire had yet to be determined, but arson investigators did not believe foul play was suspected per local media reports.