EL PASO, Texas --
According to El Paso Fire Department and the El Paso Police Department, three people were rescued from a house fire in El Paso's Northeast by a neighbor.
Smoke and flames could be seen pouring out of the house located in the 10700 block of Coral Sands St., said firefighters on the scene.
Three victims, an adult woman and two teenagers, a boy and a girl, all suffered severe burns. According to fire officials on the scene, they were lucid and able to walk around on their own. Emergency crews transported them to local hospitals.
The fire was reported at around 7:15 p.m. Friday. It was fully contained around 8 p.m., according to the incident commander.
According to the incident commander, the fire could be seen coming out of the roof of the two-story house, and the ceiling and the roof above the living room collapsed.
Witnesses reported hearing an explosion inside the home. Fire officials are still trying to determine where in the home it happened and what caused the explosion.
According to John Concha, spokesman for the El Paso Fire Department, this is the second significant house fire in one day.
Red Cross reported that its Disaster Services was responding to the house fire to help the victims and firefighters.
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