Mom, 3 kids killed in California fire Christmas morning

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) – Three children and their mother have been killed in a Southern California mobile home fire on Christmas morning.

The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office says the fire was reported in Big Bear Lake just before 6 a.m. Friday. A deputy arrived to find the mobile home fully engulfed, with the injured family’s father outside.

The father said his family was still inside but he couldn’t get in because of the extent of the blaze.

The sheriff’s office says Big Bear Lake firefighters arrived and attempted rescue efforts but had to pull back because the roof was about to collapse.

Sheriff’s Capt. Kevin Lacy says the children killed were a 6-month-old girl, a 3-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl.

The father was airlifted to a hospital for treatment in unknown condition. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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