Grandfather charged in home alone fire

January 27, 2009 12:22:26 PM PST
We have an update on the investigation into a house fire in which three children were injured.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Firefighters say the New Year's Day blaze on Marcella and Candletree was an accident. But they have charged the children's grandfather with injury to a child by omission -- a second degree felony.

The grandfather was supposed to be watching the children whose ages are nine, eight and four. But when the fire started, he wasn't at the house. He had left them alone while he went to the corner store.

All of the children have been released from the hospital.

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