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Family reels over loss of young boys in fire

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Two boys were killed in a mobile home fire in Bryan County. Two boys were killed in a mobile home fire in Bryan County.
BRYAN CO., GA (WTOC) -

A community is beginning to come together after an-early morning fire in Bryan County claims the lives of two young children.

The fire started just before 4 a.m. Friday at a mobile home off of Pine Needle Drive. Two boys ages 3 and 4 did not make it out of the home. The parents and the oldest son escaped the blaze and are being treated for serious burns at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta.

Wendy Price, a cousin of the mother of the victims, is still having trouble wrapping her head around what's happened.

"They were such precious little boys. They were very close. Crystal, she was a great mother. She was always with her babies," Price told WTOC. "They did everything together. I mean, her babies were here world."

Police and fire crews worked to get the fire under control. Investigators are looking for clues into what started the blaze.

"The investigation is already under way. We have the State Fire Marshal investigating because of the two deaths," said Bryan County Fire Chief Ottis Willis.

All the family members headed to Augusta to be close to their loved ones burned in the fire.

"Like I said, they didn't have much but they were so happy. They had each other. I mean they lived in a trailer that they had fixed up, but they were just as happy as they could be - you know?" Price said.

Price said the family will need the community more than ever.

"They are really going to struggle. I mean, they really didn't have anything," she said.

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