Five children, three brothers and two sisters, died in a house fire on Monday in Citra, Fla. that fire officials believed was caused by a space heater.

Trapped inside the house at 1760 NE 182nd Place were the five children of Krista Jordan, a night-shift manager at a McDonalds restaurant, according to the St. Petersburg Times.

They were Joseph, 15; Austin, 13; Shyanne, 12; William Jr., 8; and Trenity, 6.

“My babies!” the mother cried, until firefighters carried her away. “Someone get my babies!”

Citra is about 20 miles southeast of Gainesville.

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