Tragedy in Hammond. Three children are dead after a house fire late Wednesday night in the 600 block of Sibley. Officials say two children and their father survived, but it's not known if the three children who were killed are also related. The man reportedly sustained third-degree burns and was able to get two children, ages three and six, out of the home. Hammond Firefighters were called to a home around 10:15 pm, and the house was in flames when they arrived, authorities say. The Region News Team's Scotty Smith will be reporting from the scene this morning.