Mom dies saving kids in California house fire

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (WTHR) — Four children are alive because of their mother's sacrifice as their house burned around them.

The fire happened Saturday night in California. Neighbors say the mother was outside their home when the fire started.

She then rushed inside to rescue her kids and they all made it out safely. She, however, did not survive.

"She's a hardworking woman," said neighbor Gary Shrider. "She raised five of them kids and they played sports and they got her a car for the oldest one and she took care of them babies and kids for a long time."

The woman was a single mother, and a widow. The children's father died of cancer five years ago.

Fire investigators are still working to learn what caused the fire.