Destroyed by a fire by means of a two-story house in Virginia, killing a 4-year-old girl and sending several other people to the hospital early Tuesday morning.
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The fire was reported just before 5 a.m. Tuesday morning in a house on Grove Street, close to Bedford High School, Chief Brad Creasy said.
Bedford Police confirm that a 4-year-old girl died in a house fire this morning. @WFXRnews pic.twitter.com/DMChdKJh50
— Sophia Borrelli (@sophiaborrelli) 17 January 2017
Two adults and six children were inside when the fire broke out. They are all believed to be members of the same family.
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Five of the children were rushed to a local hospital for treatment. A child was not breathing when taken from the scene and was not expected to survive.
Several victims pulled from this house on Grove Street this morning. Companies that are still active on this multiple alarm fire. pic.twitter.com/nVBhfFHav6
Bedford Fire Dept (@Bedford_FD) 17 January 2017
WDBJ7 reported that at least three unconscious people were taken out of the house and that a 4-year-old girl died.
A few hours after the fire broke out, firefighters were still on scene trying to pick out a few ‘hot spots’.
The cause of the fire was not immediately clear. Video showed smoke pouring from the two-story house.
Bedford is a small town between Roanoke and Lynchburg.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.