Deputies: Mother and 2 kids die in mobile home fire

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Thursday, January 18, 2018
Mom, 2 children killed in Huffman mobile home fire
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ABC13's Elissa Rivas reports from Huffman where three family members died in a mobile home fire overnight.

HUFFMAN, Texas (KTRK) -- A mother and two children died in a early morning fire at their mobile home near Huffman.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a mobile home fire on Cherry Laurel Street around 4:00 a.m. Wednesday.

Natalie Tienda and her children Keanna, 11 and Tristan, 9, died as a result of the fire.

"Just pray that they're in a better place now," said neighbor Peggy Gallardo.

Gallardo said she woke up to hear the father yelling for help and trying to get his family to safety.

"'Can y'all help, can you help me? I can't get to them,'' Gallardo recalled. "He couldn't get to them."

The father, John David Tienda, was taken to Northeast Memorial Hermann Hospital, suffering cuts and second-degree burns.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Harris County Fire Marshall's Office.

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