- Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities said three young children are hospitalized in critical condition after they were found alone inside a Central California apartment where a fire broke out.

Fresno Fire Department spokesman Pete Martinez says a boy and two girls, approximately 1, 3 and 4 years old, were unconscious when firefighters got to them Sunday afternoon. The children were taken to a hospital for smoke inhalation.

Martinez told the Fresno Bee (https://bit.ly/1C4E0ZK) fire and police investigators were working to determine whether the children were left alone and identify their parent or guardian.

Battalion Chief Todd Tuggle said the fire was confined to a room corner where a television burned, causing heavy toxic smoke.

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