MCCORMICK COUNTY, S.C. (WYFF) -- A father and his three young children died Monday morning trying to escape a fire at their home, according to Sandy Branch Fire Chief Ed Slimm.
The fire happened just before 1 a.m. at a mobile home on Greenfield Road in McCormick County, Slimm said.
He said a neighbor saw flames and called 911.
Slimm said it looked like the father was trying to get the children out of the home.
The father was in his mid-20's and the children were 1, 3 and 4 years old, according to Slimm.
A family pet also died in the fire, Slimm said.