The children were taken to a local hospital in critical condition.Nearly 100 firefighters battled the blaze and put it out within 16 minutes. Authorities said the mother, who was out doing an errand, came home to see the paramedics helping her children – three boys ages 2, 3, and 5 and a 7-year-old daughter. The home did not have fire sprinklers.No other injuries were reported. The cause of the blaze was under investigation. He broke into it and climbed inside. VERMONT KNOLLS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Four children are in critical condition after being rescued from a Vermont Knolls bungalow fire Monday night.Authorities said around 10:51 p.m. The home was 93-years-old and had at least 1 smoke detector, but Los Angeles firefighters could not determine the functional status of it. firefighters responded to a house fire in the 800 block of W. When crews arrived, there was heavy smoke and fire coming from the front of the 432-square foot home. He found the four kids severely burned and passed them to colleagues through the window.The firefighter was able to get out unharmed, and paramedics quickly worked to revive and treat the children. Manchester Avenue. Witnesses yelled to firefighters that people were still trapped inside the home, which had window security bars and steel screen doors.A Los Angeles firefighters ran toward the back of the home and found an unbarred window.