Child Protective Services got involved after a six-year old girl was severely burned on Sunday, and based on their findings, they removed all five siblings from the home.
The findings of the joint investigation by the Corpus Christi Police Department and CPS were released Friday in an affidavit.
It happened at a home in the 5400 block of Wharton Street. Police said the little girl was playing with hand sanitizer and a lighter and caught herself on fire. She was taken to a hospital in Galveston, and has been there ever since.
CPS investigators joined the investigation and said the living conditions at the home were so bad, that they decided to remove the five children, ranging in ages from 12 years old to three-months old.
At the time of the incident, police said the children were in the care of a babysitter.
The affidavit released Friday states that the home was dirty, with clothing and garbage littering the floor. The toilet system was clogged with feces and toilet paper, and in one bedroom, investigators discovered partially smoked marijuana cigarettes.
According to the affidavit, the investigators also discovered that the three-month old child had diaper rash that appeared to be inflamed, as well as cradle cap; and a five-year old boy who had received stitches back in December had still not had them removed.
Also noted in the affidavit was the fact that the only food in the house included bologna and two loaves of bread.
The kids remain in foster care at this time.
"The family has identified someone that we can do a home study on, and once that home study is complete, we will be presenting that in court and we will determine if the kids can be placed with the family or not," said John Lennon of CPS.
The next hearing in this case is scheduled for March 4.