(WWJ) Two children have died in a Christmas day fire on Detroit’s east side.
Fire officials said crews arrived at a home along Helen Street near Outer Drive and Sherwood just before 9 a.m.
“There was heavy fire in the dwelling,” Deputy Fire Commissioner Dave Fornell said.
Fire crews discovered the four-year-old and six year-old children dead in the front room, during a sweep of the scene, according to Fornell.
Three children and their mother were injured leaping from an upper-level window.
“The mother, about thirty years old, jumped with a three-year-old,” Fornell told WWJ, adding she was cradling the child in her arms when she leapt.
The eight-year-old girl and 10-year-old boy who jumped from the window had suffered third-degree burns. The three-year-old was not seriously injured. The mother’s condition is unknown.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.