At approximately 6 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8, the Twin Falls Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a fire at the High Desert RV Park located at 221 Addison Ave. West in Twin Falls. When firefighters arrived they found a recreational trailer that was fully engulfed in flames.
Witnesses at the RV park reported that the recreational trailer was used as a residence and that there were small children inside the trailer. Firefighters immediately entered the trailer and removed two juvenile males while extinguishing the fire. A juvenile female who was inside the trailer at the time of the fire was able to escape with only minor injuries. The two juvenile males were transported to St. Luke’s Magic Valley Hospital where they were pronounced dead.
The fire was extinguished at about 6:20 p.m. and detectives with the Twin Falls Police Department and the Twin Falls County Coroner’s Office secured the scene for investigation. Detectives believe the three children were the only individuals inside the trailer at the time of the fire. Witnesses said the mother was in the RV park, but not inside the trailer when the fire started. The father of the children was being held at the Twin Falls County Jail during the time of the fire – he has been notified about the incident and accommodations are being made to assist the father. The American Red Cross was contacted to request temporary housing, food and clothing for the surviving child and the mother.
Detectives are speaking with witnesses and the mother of the children to determine the cause of the fire. At this time the fire is still under investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available.