ASCENSION PARISH, La. -- It was a tragic start to Christmas for a family in Ascension Parish after a fire broke out in their mobile home, killing two children Monday.

Authorities said the mother, Nicole Lucas, and her two daughters managed to escape, but her two sons, 4-year-old Kevin and 6-year-old Dimani were killed.

Investigators believe the fire sparked from an electrical appliance and spread quickly. Everything the family owned was destroyed in the fire.

Fire investigators said the fire was an accident but the home did not have working smoke alarms.

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