Authorities: 2 children, 1 man killed in early morning garage apartment fire in Texas

Authorities say a grandfather and his two grandchildren were killed in an early morning fire in Texas.

Sgt. Chad Hogan of the Orange County Sheriff's Office says the bodies of 59-year-old Shorty Strother, 6-year-old Cyrus Kain Dorn and 19-month-old Brook Alin Dorn were found in the burned-out garage apartment in Vidor (VY'-dur).

Hogan says Amanda "Nikki" Dorn, the children's mother and Strother's daughter, escaped with minor injuries. Hogan says Dorn tried to go back into the burning building but was turned away by the intensity of the blaze.

The fire was reported around 2:15 a.m. Friday. Deputies arrived to find the home engulfed in flames, with a neighboring home also partly on fire.

Vidor is 85 miles northeast of Houston.