Fire at a Pennsylvania day care center kills four siblings and the homeowner's child
A fire at a Pennsylvania day care center early Sunday killed five children, including four siblings, officials said.
Four people were injured, including two teenagers who jumped from a second-floor window onto a porch of the home in Erie to escape the flames, Erie Fire Chief Guy Santone told CNN in an interview. Santone said the homeowner was injured, along with a neighbor who tried to enter the burning home to rescue victims.
Eight people were in the home when the fire broke out around 1:15 a.m., Santone said. The home also operated as a day care, according to fire officials.
"I was just down there, there's flowers everywhere," Santone said about a memorial at the scene. "Nobody likes to see this, especially when it's kids."
Firefighters rescued the five children from second-story bedrooms at the front of the home, CNN affiliate WJET reported .
Santone said the children who died were between 8 months to roughly 8 years old.
Four of the victims were siblings who were being cared for at the day care, the fire chief said. Their siblings' mother worked the night shift, Santone said.