1 woman, 3 children injured in fire west of Firebaugh

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Firefighters are battled a mobile home fire near Firebaugh that's left a woman and three children injured. (KFSN)

Firefighters are battled a mobile home fire near Firebaugh that's left a woman and three children injured.

The fire sparked shortly before 3 a.m. Friday morning on North Russell Avenue.

When Alan Salcido woke up Friday morning there was a wall of flames, melting his neighbor's mobile home.

"It was like all hell was unleashed," he said. "The wind was just blowing that way, I thought it was going to reach this house over here."

The fire was burning in a rural part of Firebaugh on Russell Avenue, north of Nees.

It started in one trailer where a mom and her 3 kids were sleeping and spread to an empty trailer next door.

"The neighbor was talking to my mom, telling her, 'It's on fire, it's on fire,'" neighbor Ana Delcastillo said.

By the time firefighters showed up, Delcastillo says the mom had already rescued her kids, her twin daughters and their older brother.

"She's a hero, she did it, you know," Delcastillo said. "She did it on her own."

It was a narrow escape as all four were burned.

Neighbors say, the son is okay, but the mom and her girls are in critical condition.

Their father wasn't home at the time.

Salcido says he was working and he's at the hospital with his family.

"He lost a lot, luckily, he didn't lose his family, though," he said.

Salcido says they lost two homes.

The empty trailer was new fully furnished, according to Salcido.

"And the family was getting ready to move in soon," he said.
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