Saturday, February 15, 2014
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Five children are dead and three other people injured after a three-alarm fire early Friday morning in Minneapolis. Assistant Fire Chief Cherie Penn says the blaze was called in about 5 a.m., and heavy fire and smoke were pouring from the second story when crews arrived. The fire also extended to the third floor. Several victims were rescued and treated on scene and others were taken to the hospital. More than 40 firefighters battled the flames in near-zero temperatures. The cause is under investigation.