LAKE ELSINORE (CBSLA) — Investigators are looking into the cause of a Lake Elsinore house fire that killed two young siblings.
The fire at a Lakeland Village home was first reported at about 2:50 p.m. Monday in the 32900 block of Blackwell Boulevard. Firefighters arrived to find the single-family home fully involved.READ MORE: LA County To Expand Access To Coronavirus Vaccine To More Essential Workers Starting Monday
High winds and downed power lines complicated the firefight, but the flames were out by about 4 p.m.
Witnesses said several rooms were on fire, and there was heavy smoke in the garage. A mother, great-grandmother and three children — a two-year-old and a pair of 1-year-old twins — were all inside the home at the time of the fire.READ MORE: Meet The Giltinis: LA's New Rugby Team to Open Play At Coliseum March 20
A 2-year-old boy and one of his sisters died in the fire. The mother and great-grandmother are being treated for critical burn injuries, while the surviving twin girl was taken to an Orange County hospital for treatment.
Several dogs were also hurt.MORE NEWS: High Winds Expected To Continue Through Sunday For Parts Of SoCal
The cause of the fire is under investigation.