Young Twins, Man Critically Injured After Fire at South L.A. Home

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Firefighters work to extinguish a blaze at a South L.A. home on Dec. 27, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Update: Family members have told KTLA the two boys have died as a result of the fire. Click here for KTLA’s updated story.

Original story:

A fire Tuesday night at a home in the Green Meadows area of South L.A. left two children and one man critically injured, officials said.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at a single-story home in the 800 block of East 113th Street around 9:05 p.m. to find heavy fire in the front of the residence, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The two children — 3-year-old twin boys — were in grave condition, while the man was in critical condition with burns to his face, authorities said. The man was likely in his 50s, according to LAFD Public Information Officer David Ortiz.

A 4-year-old girl was also rescued from the home by neighbors before fire personnel arrived on scene and later found at a nearby home, officials said. She appeared to be uninjured aside from a knot on her head but was taken to a nearby hospital for further evaluation, according to Ortiz.

A woman was also transported to the hospital with an unspecified condition after being evaluated on scene, but her injuries were not life-threatening and not related to the fire, Ortiz said.

LAFD reported the home had a total of six residents: the twins, 4-year-old girl, man, woman and another woman, noting the adults were possibly a husband, wife and grandmother. The two women were said to be outside the home when the fire broke out, authorities said.

A total of 86 firefighters responded to the incident and were able to extinguish the flames in 20 minutes, officials said. The fire was contained to the 3-bedroom home, according to fire personnel.

“When they arrived the immediately went into fire attack and search inside the home and found the children in the back part of the house,” Ortiz said.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

KTLA’s John Fenoglio contributed to this report.