House fire kills 2 boys
IRVINGTON, Ala. (WALA) – A mobile home fire claimed the lives of two boys, ages 4 and 2, in southern Mobile County on Thursday evening.
The Mobile County Sheriff’s Office said the fire started at a home on Magnolia Road near Two Mile Road in Irvington.
According to Sgt. Mark Bailey of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, the 911 call came in around 8:30 p.m. indicating the home was fully involved in the flames. The Irvington Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched.
Bailey said the mother was next. When alerted to the fire, she ran home to rescue the three boys inside. She was able to get in and rescue a 10 month old from her crib and the 4 year old.
Authorities said the 4-year-old and 2-year-old were taken to Providence Hospital where they were pronounced dead. The mother was also burned and is being treated.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, but investigators believe it started in the front bedroom.
The state fire marshal’s office also helps.
The deputies will hold the scene overnight until the investigation resumes Friday morning.
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