Tragedy hit Flint early Wednesday morning as a house fire killed a mother in Flint, and injured another man along with her two children.

WNEM is reporting that the fire took place on Lask Drive just off of Beecher road early this morning.

The fire burned violently before more than 20 firefighters were able to put it out.  A man and two children were hurt in the blaze. Both of the children remain in critical condition at this hour.

The cause of the fire is unknown right now, but we are asking that you keep the surviving family in your thoughts today.