2 children hurt as home burned down in Davie County

DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. — Two children were rushed to the hospital after a house fire in Davie County left them with burns late Tuesday's night, according to Davie County EMS.

At about 10:50 p.m., emergency crews responded to the fire on Legion Hut Road.

The children, a 7-year-old and an 8-year-old, were taken to the Brenner Children's Hospital. There is no word on their condition.

In total, two adults and five children were at the home when it happened.

Neighbors said they heard yelling at the home, and ran to see what happened.

"I could just hear the mom screaming, ‘My babies, not my babies!' and I just felt like I had rush over there,” Daissy Rojas said.

The two children who were hurt were in a bedroom when the fire ignited. Crews had to go into the house to rescue them.

“[I'm] just really sad, I couldn’t sleep last night. I told my kids in the morning because they see them everyday,” Rojas said, explaining that the children are students at Cooleemee Elementary.

Chief Doug Alredge of the Cooleemee Fire Department was first to the scene and ran into the home.

Fire crews had to break windows to get to where the children.

Four fire crews responded, but the house was a total loss.

The fire marshal, State Bureau of Investigations and the Davie County Sheriff's Office are investigating to determine the cause of the fire.

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