An investigation is underway after a deadly house fire killed five children late Sunday night in Youngstown.
Five children are dead after a house at 434 Parkcliffe Avenue caught fire around 11:30 p.m. Their mother is currently in St. Elizabeth Hospital being treated for her injuries.
According to the fire investigator, the fire started on the first floor of the building.
We’re told that a neighbor called 9-1-1 and alerted authorities about the fire. Sources tell 21 news, the 26-year-old mother reportedly jumped out of a window and told firefighters at the scene that five children were still inside the burning home.
Firefighters battled flames at the front part of the home and then immediately searched for the children – who are said to be ages 9, 3, 2 and 1-year-old twins. Rescuers were able to get three of the five children out of the structure. Those children were given CPR and they – along with their mother – were taken to St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Youngstown.
The three children that were pulled from the house by rescuers later died at St. Elizabeth Hospital due to their injuries.