COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Fire officials in Columbus, Ohio, are investigating the cause of an early morning blaze that killed a young mother and three of her children.
A neighbor says she was awakened by screams coming from the two-story home about 5:30 a.m. Friday, WBNS-TV reports.
Ten people were inside the house at the time but six were able to get to safety including the 18-year-old mother.
However, Battalion Chief Doug Smith says the mother apparently went back inside where she and her three children, ages 2, 1, and 2 weeks, were found dead in a second-floor bedroom.
Smith says the entire house was filled with smoke when firefighters arrived.
Two firefighters were taken to OSU Medical center for treatment of burns.