Community in mourning after 3 children killed in Montgomery County house fire

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas — Three children were killed and six people were injured when a raging fire tore through a Montgomery County home Friday morning.

Eight family members -- including four children, their mother, uncle and grandparents -- lived at a home in the 19000 block of Johnson Road near Tamina Road.

All family members were home when a fire broke out on the second floor around 4 a.m.

More than 50 firefighters arrived to the scene, but flames were already out of control and the children were trapped inside.


Firefighters managed to rescue a 10-year-old, but they could not get to the other children, who ranged in ages from 6 to 13, in time to save them.

The surviving child, uncle and grandfather, Pastor Bobby Johnson, were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Johnson is a pastor at Thurgood Church of Christ in Willis, Texas.

Johnson's wife and daughter, who is the mother of the children, both suffered minor injuries.

The children's deaths have left the tight-knit community and first responders in mourning.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.