COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The Columbus Division of Fire says one of the 4-year olds trapped inside a burning house on Saturday has died.
The boys were taken to Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospital in Westerville in critical condition.
An updated condition on the other child was not available Sunday.
According to Columbus Battalion Chief Steve Martin, firefighters received the call of two children trapped in a home near the 3000 block of Glenshaw Avenue after 7:30 a.m. Upon arrival, they pulled two victims — twin 4-year-old boys — out of the fire.
There was no one else at the home. Fire investigators later learned three older siblings were able to escape the home and go to a neighbor’s house. The children’s mother was at work at the time of the fire.
“Fire crews came in in one of the windows upstairs in the split level,” Martin said. “They pulled one child out in the front room. There was another child in the room in the back.”
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.