EASTPOINTE (WWJ/AP) – Three children who were left home alone in Eastpointe were killed when the house went up in flames.

The fire broke out Saturday morning at a home on Juliana Avenue, near 8 Mile Road and Gratiot Avenue, where a two women live with five children.

Three children were killed in the fire. Authorities feared the other two children may have been trapped inside the burning home, but it was determined they were not at the scene.

Causes of the fire and deaths are not yet known.

Investigators say it appears the three children, a 4-year-old girl and 8- and 9-year-old boys, were left at the home with no adult supervision. The women and two other children were not present when the fire broke out.

Eric Keiser, Eastpointe’s acting director of public safety, said a call to authorities came from one of the women, and both are working with investigators.

“We will be interviewing everyone to try to determine what happened, who was where, and how this fire started,” Keiser said.

The boys’ grandmother, Brenda Mosley, lives nearby. She was on the scene and told reporters that she doesn’t know what happened.

“We don’t know why they were left alone,” she said.

An investigation is ongoing.

© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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