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“She was hysterical,” Neighbor describes mother trying to save kids from burning home

EDMOND, Okla. - An early morning house fire that left two children injured had neighbors scrambling to help a mother in distress.

Around 7:15 a.m., firefighters were called to reports of a house fire in the 400 block of Belmont, near E. 2nd and Coltrane.

"I was in my room, and Aurora came to me and yelled 'Grandma, do you hear screaming outside?' and I said no and then I heard it. I said 'Oh my gosh, yes,'" said neighbor Nancy Kelly.

That's when Kelly and her family ran out to help the frantic mother.

"She screamed 'fire,' and we came out, and I told her to go get my phone, and I ran up the street and that's when they were still trying to get the kids out of the house,” Kelly said.

Two preteen boys were trapped inside the Edmond home.

Kelly called 911.

She said the sight just one door down from her home was shocking.

"Windows were blowing out. It was very traumatic. It scared the kids really bad," Kelly said.

Two children were injured in a house fire in Edmond Thursday morning

Two children were injured in a house fire in Edmond Thursday morning

"When the fire department arrived on scene, we arrived to a very well involved structure," said Deputy Fire Chief for the Edmond Fire Department Chris Denton.

The dry weather conditions were a concern for residents trying to help.

"We were working so hard to get the hose on to spread behind, because there's dry field behind the house and these houses are so close together,” Kelly said.

The boys were able to make it out.

They were injured but alive.

Both were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation.

"Oh, it would be like your babies. It's the worst thing on the planet you can imagine. She was hysterical as anyone would be," Kelly said.

The Edmond Fire Department said this is a reminder to be safe during the winter months.

"This is the reason we check our smoked detectors and make sure they're working properly,” Denton said.

In this case, the family did have working smoke detectors.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.