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 a mobile home fully engulfed in flames and an injured man outside.
The man told the deputy that there were four others 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.
The injured man was airlifted to a hospital for treatment in unknown condition.
The sheriff’s office couldn’t immediately explain how everyone was related.