Devils Lake Police say four children were removed from a trailer home in Southview Estates East Thursday afternoon and placed in protective custody.
Police report that they were requested to check on the children by Social Service personnel and found them to be living in unsanitary, unsafe conditions in the residence on the 500 block of 12th Ave. South.
Two of the children were aged six years old and nine years old, the other two were much younger, police report.
The authorities also reported that two adults were in the residence at the time. Police found one of the adults sleeping with a lit cigarette in their hand.
It is unknown whether that person lived in the home of was a visitor.
No charges have been filed in connection with this case by their investigation is continuing.