Overnight fire sends three to hospital including two small children

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HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) — Three people, including two small children, received minor injuries in an overnight house fire that occurred in Houston County. They were transported to the hospital for treatment.

Three people were injured in a house fire near Ashford. Photo from January 18, 2017.

The fire was reported about 11:15 Wednesday night at a mobile home along old U.S. Highway 84 east of Ashford.

The ages of those injured were not immediately available but eyewitnesses say they appeared to be three or younger. The other victim was an adult. They were apparently treated for burns.

Initial indications are the fire was caused by an electrical issue in a bedroom. The extent of damage was not immediately known.