Authorities are saying five people, including three children, have been killed in a mobile home fire in central Alabama.

Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman tells The Selma Times-Journal that it appears the fire early Saturday was an accident. The fire occurred in Marion Junction, which is about 60 miles west of Montgomery.

Huffman says the bodies of a man, woman and three children, ages 3, 6 and 7, were sent to the state forensics lab.

Huffman says a neighbor noticed the fire and called 911 shortly after midnight. Volunteer firefighters and deputies responded.