Five children killed in fire at Pennsylvania daycare facility

First responders at the scene of a deadly day care center fire in Erie Pennsylvania on Sun. Aug. 11 2019.             
    CBS affiliate WSEE-TV

First responders at the scene of a deadly day care center fire in Erie Pennsylvania on Sun. Aug. 11 2019. CBS affiliate WSEE-TV

Five children died in a home in Pennsylvania that was registered as a daycare on Sunday morning, authorities said.

Neighbors a block away told CBS Erie, Pennsylvania, affiliate WSEE-TV they heard the screams of teens who had escaped from a second floor porch roof.

The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership lists a daycare at the fire address.

Valerie Lockett-Slupski told the newspaper that her four grandchildren - two boys and two girls, aged 8, 6 and 4 years old, and 10 months old - were staying at the day care because their parents worked overnight.

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Santone said all of the fire bureau's on-duty companies were sent to the fire and arrived to find flames coming out of every window on the front of the first floor.

Erie government officials said in a Facebook post that firefighters were able to rescue seven people from the 1:15 a.m. blaze but couldn't save the five little ones.

There was only one smoke detector in the house and that was in the attic of the three-story structure, Erie Chief Fire Inspector John Widomski told the news media. Investigators remained at the scene Sunday afternoon, with the house blocked off with yellow caution tape and an Erie police officer stationed outside. Elaine Harris, the facility's owner, told the news station that caring for children was what she was "meant to do".

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the fire. "I will make sure that they are turned closed when not in use".

Erie police said they learned from the hospital that Harris was in stable condition.

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