(Hamilton)---Three children are dead after a house fire on Hamilton's west side. The blaze broke out around 2:41am Friday morning at 135 Franklin Street. Two girls, aged 10 and 12, and a 7 year old boy died in the blaze. The parents and a 2 year old were hospitalized. A 9 year old escaped injury. The father, a 36 year old man, was Air Cared to University Hospital for smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is under investigation.