1 person dead, 2 in critical condition after house burns in Phoenix

A hero neighbor recounts the early-morning house fire that claimed the life of one family member near 16th Street and Southern Avenue in Phoenix.

PHOENIX - One person is dead and two others hurt after firefighters responded to a burning home near 16th Street and Roeser Road Tuesday morning.

According to Phoenix fire, a woman and man were taken to a hospital in critical condition. The man and woman's three children, all boys ages 6 to 12, were being evaluated as a precaution.

Another man was found dead inside the home. 

"Three of the kids came out," said Anthony Flores, a neighbor who called 911 after the fire broke out, "and they kept saying that their dad and their mom was in the house. I went around the back and got the dad out of the back. They kept saying their mom was in the house and I tried to look in the house but the flames were just too high."

The fire is under control and the investigation is ongoing. No word yet on what caused the fire.

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