2 younger kids die in RV fireplace close to Columbus

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WHITEHALL, Ohio – Two young children were reportedly killed on Sunday when a motor home parked in the driveway of a house caught fire.

The identities of the children, a 2-year-old girl and an 11-month-old boy, were not known until Sunday evening. The mother of the two children was taken to hospital for burn treatment after trying to save their children. WBNS Channel 10 reports. The children’s father was at work at the time of the fire.

When the fire brigade arrived around 11.40 a.m., the mobile home was on fire, police Say WCMH Channel 4. Firefighters were able to quickly put out the fire, but the two victims were found in the motor home.

“We do not suspect anything criminal at the moment,” said Mike Crispen, police chief of Whitehall, in a press release. according to ABC 6. “This is a tragic situation and these children’s families could use your prayers.”

ABC 6 reports that the state firefighter’s office, Franklin County Coroner Office, and Whitehall Police Department are investigating.

WBNS reports that the person who owns the house the RV was parked in said the parents were friends and had just parked the RV in the driveway on Saturday night. The homeowner tells WBNS that the family had planned to park elsewhere on Sunday.

Whitehall is a suburb of Columbus.