Five family members killed in Missouri house fire

PLYMOUTH, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say five members of one family, including three children, were killed in a house fire in rural Missouri.

Carroll County Sheriff Troy Hofstetter said the fire started early Friday in the basement of the home near the small town of Plymouth. A mother, father, one of their children and two other young relatives died in the blaze. Authorities have not released their identities.

Hofstetter says two other people escaped from the home, and one of them went to a neighbor's house and called 911 around 5 a.m. Both survivors were taken to a hospital.  Hofstetter says he doesn't know their conditions.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.