A fire that ripped through a mobile home killed a man and five children ages 6 and under just a few hours after the children’s mother left to work an early morning shift at a fast-food restaurant.
Anna Angel, the children’s mother, lived in the home with the children and her boyfriend, a relative and neighbors said.
“She had a whole family and now she has nothing,” said Owanna Ortiz, the woman’s cousin. “Her kids were her life.”
The fire that broke out Sunday morning left neighbors stunned in the mobile home park in Tiffin, about 50 miles southeast of Toledo. Firefighters got all six people out in about 12 minutes, but they were pronounced dead at a hospital, Tiffin Fire Chief William Ennis Jr. said.
Authorities would not confirm the identities or relationships of those killed or comment on a possible cause. A state fire marshal’s investigator said there were no indications of anything suspicious and it could take up to two days before authorities know how the six died.