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Mother, 3 sons injured in house fire north of Barrie

Last Updated Jan 9, 2018 at 9:27 am EST

Police on scene of a fire in Victoria Harbour, Jan. 9, 2018. CITYNEWS

A mother and her three sons have been sent to hospital after a fire broke out at a home in Victoria Harbour, just north of Barrie.

Emergency crews were called to the scene on Nielson Road around 11:30 p.m. on Monday.

OPP Sgt. Peter Leon said a 17-year-old boy was rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

A seven-year-old boy and an 11-year-old boy also suffered serious injuries.

The 44-year-old mother’s injuries are also considered serious.

The fire allegedly started in a Christmas tree.

An investigation into the fire is underway.