Children’s Protective Services (CPS) has removed three children from what authorities called “filthy” living conditions. A small fire in Conroe is what led to the removal of the children. After firefighters responded to a house fire call and getting the fire under control, they quickly shifted their focus to the three young boys living at the house and what investigators called “horrific” conditions the children were reportedly living in.

According to reports, the children were hungry and had shared a can of carrots for dinner the night before. Firefighters also found the home had broken windows, trash that was piled up, no running water or electricity in the home. CPS was called out to investigate as firefighters waited with the children.

As CPS begins its investigation, the children’s mother is at the center of it. The boys, who are ages 14, 12 and 7, were put in foster care on allegations of physical neglect. Authorities said that the mother admitted to having a difficult time raising and caring for the boys since her husband and the children’s father was in jail. Upon completion of the investigation, the Montgomery County assistant district attorney will decide what charges, if any will be filed against the boys’ mother. CPS has a scheduled court appearance on May 30th.

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