Two children were killed and others were injured in a fast-moving house fire in Alabama Thursday.
Fruithurst Volunteer Fire Department Assistant Chief Chad Roberts said two adults had escaped the house with one child, but had not been able to get another child out. He said he could not release the names of those who had been in the house, according to The Anniston Star.
Firefighters said the flames were too intense to enter the home.
“The way we’re taught, life and safety is first,” Roberts told the reporter. “Our first priority is to go after the people..."
Randy Ginn, another Fruithurst firefighter told the media: “I don't know how many times we tried to get back into the house. They had two vehicles parked in the yard and just from the radiant heat, they caught on fire.”
The coroner would not release any information on the ages of the victims, but neighbors said they were children.
The cause remains under investigation.