Three small children die in mobile home fire

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

HAMPTON, VA (WWBT) - A family and neighborhood is devastated Wednesday morning after a deadly fire.

It started around 9:30 Tuesday night at a home on Buckroe Avenue. Four children and two adults were inside.

The adults and an eight-year-old were able to get out.

A neighbor says he heard the father yelling and screaming for the three other kids. He tried to go back in for the children, but the fire was so strong, it blew him out the back door.

The fire killed an infant and two toddlers.

It took firefighters about three hours to put the flames out. The damage is so bad, it is possible to see straight through the home.

Crews are investigating what started the fire.

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