A mobile-home fire in Louisiana killed three children and injured seven people early Christmas Day, fire officials said.
Two brothers, ages 12 and 11, and their 13-year-old sister died at the Whispering Oaks Trailer Park in Houma, said District Chief Lance LaMarca. Another sibling, the children's parents, and four other children were taken to a Baton Rouge burn unit. All were expected to survive.
The trailer was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 2:30 a.m. The father, who suffered the most severe injuries, rescued one child after smoke came under his bedroom door but was unable to get the three others.