Mother severely burned trying to save child from house fire - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mother severely burned trying to save child from house fire

Scene of the fire (Source: KAIT) Scene of the fire (Source: KAIT)
Twin boys who died in the fire. (Source: GoFundMe) Twin boys who died in the fire. (Source: GoFundMe)
6-month-old killed in the fire. (Source: GoFundMe) 6-month-old killed in the fire. (Source: GoFundMe)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Three young children died in a house fire in Arkansas. Their mother survived, but she had to be airlifted to Regional Medical Center.

The fire sparked inside the Jonesboro, Arkansas home Wednesday morning. Eleven people were inside the home at the time of the fire.

Jennifer Jones lived in the house with her husband and their six children, according to Jones' sister. Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd said two other adults and a child were also in the house when the fire started.

Investigators said Jones was severely burned when she tried to pull her 6-month-old from the burning house.

That child and 2-year-old twin boys all died in the fire.

"It is a very devastating situation for everybody involved," Whitney Jones said. "We will always have our memories but that compares nothing to losing your children."

The family had been living in the home for a few months. They said they planned to move out of the house because of the high electricity bills they were having to pay.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

A fund to help the family with burial expenses has been set up. You can learn more about that fund here. 

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