A Missouri mother was heard screaming as her home burned down with her four children trapped inside. Tina Brazil, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, was on her way home early Thursday not knowing that a fire erupted inside the house, the Kansas City Star reported.
Her neighbor Eddie Helt, 81, said he had his wife call 911 when he discovered smoke. He tried to enter the home but the heat pushed him back.
The neighbor said he saw Brazil drive up to the home with her boyfriend Mike Andrews as the fire lashed. He recalled the mother going “berserk” as she knew her children – Tyler Otto, 14; Cason Otto, 8; Max Otto, 5; and Levi Otto, 4; were inside the residence.
“My children! My kids! My kids!” Helt recalled the distraught woman shouting. The neighbor said it took five firefighters to restrain Andrews and keep her from entering the home.
“There was nothing you could do,” Helt said. Firefighters found the bodies of the four children and two pets when they were able to go inside. Autopsies will be performed on the children to determine the causes of death.