Pennsylvania day care centre fire kills five kids under 7 after blaze rips through building


A DEADLY fire has ripped through a day care centre in Pennsylvania, killing five children and injuring the building’s owner.

Helpless victims of the horrific blaze ranged from 8 months to 7 years in age.

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Erie Bureau of Fire Inspector Mark Polanski helped investigate the fatal fire[/caption]

A morning fire in Pennsylvania killed five children and sent another person to the hospital, authorities said.

The fire was reported in Erie, Pennsylvania, at about 1.15am local time on Sunday, Chief Guy Santone of the Erie Fire Department said.

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership lists a day care at the fire address.

Detectives are working to determine whether any of the victims were staying at the day care, Erie Police Chief Dan Spizarny told the Erie Times-News.

A woman who also lives at the residence was flown to hospital for treatment, according to Chief Fire Inspector John Widomski.

It was also reported that the injured woman is the owner of the nursery.

Santone told the newspaper that a neighbour was also injured.

More to come…

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Paul Laughlin, 57, places stuffed animals outside the nursery in which five children died in an early-morning fire[/caption]

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