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Mobile-home fire kills three

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.

LaMarca said the deceased children and their parents were visiting from Alabama. - AP