Five children killed in Texas house fire

Authorities say five children were killed when a fire engulfed their Texas mobile home and partially collapsed the roof, which made rescue attempts impossible.

Edna: Authorities say five children were killed when a fire engulfed their Texas mobile home and partially collapsed the roof, which made rescue attempts impossible.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office confirmed the deaths yesterday afternoon. The names of the children haven't been released.

Emergency personnel arrived shortly after 5 am (local time). Yesterday, at the home in Edna, 160 km southwest of Houston.

Sheriff AJ Louderback says the children's parents were found outside the home with one child but told firefighters five children were still inside. The home was engulfed in flames when authorities arrived.

Edna Fire Department Capt Nick Strauss says firefighters weren't able to make rescue attempts due to the roof collapse.

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