A man and his two young sons died in a New Jersey house fire Monday Morning and the boys' mother was badly burned, family members said.

Iminah May told The Associated Press that her uncle and his 2- and 8-year-old sons died in the Orange, N.J. blaze.

The Essex County coroner's office referred calls to the state attorney general's office, which referred calls to the county prosecutor's office.

May said about 10 people lived inside the home. Another family member, Quadirah May, said she was in the house when the fire erupted at around 5 a.m., and she ran out with two of her children.