Neighbors Remember Two Children Killed in Hickory Mobile Home Fire

HICKORY, N.C.  – We’re hearing from neighbors who knew two young children, found dead after a mobile home fire.

We’ve learned those children were just seven and eight years old.

“They were a real loving family. They really cared for their kids. It’s a tragic accident,” says neighbor LaToyia Cook

Investigators say the fire started unintentionally at the home on 7th Ave SW around 4:00 on Saturday afternoon.

Neighbors say the mother of the two children was at work, and her boyfriend had gone to the store.

He returned to see the home engulfed in flames.

“He tried to break in the back door, but the flames had already come through the house by that time,” says neighbor Michael Cosby.