Three children were killed and several of their relatives were injured early Friday morning when a fire erupted within a house in Texas.
The blaze was reported near Conroe, which is located about 40 miles north of Houston.
Flames and heat initially drove away emergency responders who attempted to enter the home.
The fire quickly spread to two nearby residences, which sustained minor damage.
According to CBS, three children,who ranged in age from 6 to 11,were reported missing despite their family's efforts to remove everyone from the home.
The children were pronounced dead at the scene after authorities located their bodies amid the debris of the residence.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.