Fire at Pennsylvania day care leaves five children dead

Fire at Pennsylvania day care leaves five children dead

Fire at Pennsylvania day care leaves five children dead

She said the four siblings were at the center because their parents were working overnight.

Five young children died early on Sunday in a house fire in Erie, Pennsylvania, police said.

The children who died were between 8 months to roughly 8 years old, the fire chief said.

Neighbors a block away told CBS Erie, Pennsylvania, affiliate WSEE-TV they heard the screams of teens who had escaped from a second floor porch roof.

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership, a non-profit, lists the address of the home as the Harris Family Daycare.

The owner of the day care was flown to UPMC Mercy for treatment, Santone said.

One person is also seriously injured after the fire ripped through the day care centre in the US.

The fire broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning and was reported at about 1.15am local time (6.15am BST).

He says it appears the fire started in the front living room on the first floor of the home that was being used as an overnight day care.

The homeowner's child was also killed, he said.

The adult suffered burns and smoke inhalation and was taken to a Pittsburg hospital by a helicopter ambulance, Erie News Now reported.

Paul Laughlin, 57, places stuffed animals outside a home at 1248 West 11th Erie, Pa., where multiple people died in an early-morning fire, August 11, 2019.

Photos and videos of the fire's aftermath showed the charred house roped off with yellow police tape. Elaine Harris, the facility's owner, told the news station that caring for children was what she was "meant to do".

The cause of the fire remained under investigation Sunday afternoon, Widomski told the newspaper. "I will make sure that they are turned closed when not in use".

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