5 children dead after OH house fire

5 children die in Ohio house fire, mother hospitalized

5 children die in Ohio house fire, mother hospitalized

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO-Five children, including 1-year-old twins, died in a late-night fire that swept through a house after neighbours were awakened by a loud boom, firefighters said.

A woman injured in an OH house fire that killed her five young children is being treated at a Cleveland hospital.

A neighbor called 911 and alerted authorities about the fire.

Heavy flames and smoke were coming from the house when crews arrived. "I don't know the circumstances of the young lady if she has the family and things to support her but if she needs our help we have some people who are here with me this morning and will be there to give her a helping hand", said Davis. Leftover funds would go to the children's mother, she said.

Wright says two firefighters were injured.

State and local investigators are trying to determine the cause of the Sunday night blaze.

The fire on Parkcliffe Avenue in Youngstown broke out at around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Celtics hand Bulls franchise worst loss, win by 56
I think regardless of whatever the score is, I want to go out there and compete, but obviously we didn't get a chance to do that. On Saturday, they were without big men Al Horford, Aron Baynes, Robert Williams and Guerschon Yabusele.

The children ranged in age from 9 to 1 years old, according to Youngstown councilwoman Anita Davis.

The mother was in a vacant lot next to the house in nothing but her underwear, Rivera said. One was treated at the scene and the other was taken to a hospital for treatment and released.

Neighbours told WFMJ-TV the family had just moved into the house about six months ago.

The Mahoning County coroner's office hadn't publicly identified the victims by midday Monday as officials were still working to notify relatives.

Firefighters managed to pull three of the children from the burning home.

Another neighbor, Jerry Fields, stopped by to drop off two stuffed animals.

Faced with funeral expenses and medical costs, Davis says there is an immediate need.

Recommended News

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.