House fire in Detroit claims lives of 2 young boys

Published On: Dec 06 2013 01:31:37 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 06 2013 03:01:34 PM EST
Prairie Street house fire
DETROIT -

Two young children have died after being pulled from a house fire on Detroit's west side.

The victims are a 1-year-old and 4-year-old boy.

The boys' father told Local 4 he had been watching the children but had stepped out for 10 minutes.

The boys' mother had been arrested the night before for a probation violation.

Neighbors said someone was seen throwing something at the home moments before it caught fire - possibly a Molotov cocktail.

The house fire was in the 16800 block of Prairie Street, which is near Six Mile and Livernois.

Local 4 is on the scene and will update the story when more information becomes available.

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