Five daycare children in Erie, Pennsylvania, were burnt to death, this was confirmed by
Erie fire chief Guy Santone, he said the children, who ranged in age from eight months to seven years, were sleeping in second-floor bedrooms when the blaze broke out early Sunday.
He said firefighters arrived on the scene about 25 minutes later and found “heavy fire coming out of all the windows on the first floor, and reports were in that there were children trapped on the second floor.
“So firefighters, obviously, they started attacking the fire, but another group of firefighters laddered the side of the building and got up into the bedrooms,” Santone told local ABC News affiliate Jet24.
“We were able to rescue or pull out the five younger children, but unfortunately they all passed away,” he said.