HUMPHREY, Ark. (AP) -Flames roared through a mobile home, killing five young boys and the mother of two of them as anguished neighbors tried in vain to help. No one escaped.

Investigators did not know how the blaze began Wednesday evening. A neighbor said he heard two explosions. State police spent much of Thursday morning going through the home’s electrical junction box. Rachel Whiteside told KTHV-TV of Little Rock that the flames broke out about 10 minutes after she had dropped her boys off for a play date.

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