2 children severely burned, another dead in West Palm Beach mobile home fire

Children asleep when fire erupts at Holiday Ranch Mobile Home Park

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor

Two children were severely burned and a third died after a fire at the Holiday Ranch Mobile Home Park in West Palm Beach.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Two children were severely burned and another child was killed in a mobile home fire Sunday morning in West Palm Beach.

The fatal fire occurred in the 1400 block of Holiday Way at the Holiday Ranch Mobile Home Park.

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said the homeowner was awakened by a neighbor, who alerted him that the mobile home was on fire. They broke a rear window to get to two of the children inside.

Both children, ages 8 and 9, suffered severe burns and were taken to St. Mary's Medical Center. They were then transferred to the burn unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

A 7-year-old girl was found dead inside a bedroom, Barbera said.

Toy cars could be seen on the ground outside the charred remains of a mobile home that caught fire in West Palm Beach.

Firefighters extinguished the flames before they could spread to nearby homes.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family in their time of need. 

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