Fire at U.S. day care center kills five children

  12 August 2019    Read: 882
Fire at U.S. day care center kills five children

A fire at a day care center in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania killed at least five children on Sunday, according to local authorities, AzVision.az reported citing Xinhua.

The fire was reported early Sunday at a day care center in Erie, a lakeside town in northern Pennsylvania. According to Erie fire chief Guy Santone, multiple people were trapped inside the three-storey single family house, which abruptly caught fire, a witness said.

Santone said the victims ranged from eight months to seven years in age.

The owner of the day care center, an adult female, was flown to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The day care center was certified by local authorities until March 2020, local media the Erie Times-News reported.

Erie has a population of about 100,000 and is the fourth largest city in the state.


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