Imlay City mobile home fire: 3 kids killed, 4 other people including infant critically injured

Man, woman, infant, toddler all in critical condition

IMLAY CITY, Mich. – Three children were killed and four other people including an infant were critically injured Tuesday morning in a mobile home fire in Imlay City. 

UPDATE3 children killed, 4 hurt when 'tinderbox' mobile home goes up in flames

The Imlay City Fire Department said they were dispatched just after 3 a.m. on the report of a mobile home fire with the possibility of victims trapped inside the home in the Maple Grove Communities neighborhood on Almont Avenue. Firefighters found heavy fire throughout the front of the home. 

Three children were killed in a mobile home fire Feb. 26, 2019 in Imlay City. (WDIV)
Three children were killed in a mobile home fire Feb. 26, 2019 in Imlay City. (WDIV)

A woman was outside the home when firefighters arrived and said there were others trapped inside. Fire crews rescued six other people from the home. 

Overall, seven people were transported to a hospital. A 3-year-old girl, 5-year-old boy and 6-year-old boy all died from their injuries. A 29-year-old woman, 42-year-old man, 18-month-old boy and 1-month-old girl all are in critical condtion. The couple is married.

Imlay City police said the victims were first taken to Lapeer McLaren Hospital, then immediately transferred to Hurley Medical Center in Flint. The 1-month-old girl was sent to the University of Michigan hospital.

Michigan State Police investigators are helping determine the cause of the fire. 

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Here is video of the fire damage: 

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