3 children die, another critical after Mich. house fire

Firefighters rescued the children ages 8, 5 and 3 years, and rushed them to a hospital where they were declared dead


Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. — An early morning fire that engulfed a home in the Michigan capital has killed three children, left a fourth in critical condition and injured three more people.

Firefighters responded to the blaze in north Lansing at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities say relatives told firefighters that three children were trapped inside. First responders rescued the children ages 8, 5 and 3 years, and rushed them to a hospital where they were declared dead.

The aftermath of a fire at a home in the 2000 block of New York Avenue near Lake Lansing Road.
The aftermath of a fire at a home in the 2000 block of New York Avenue near Lake Lansing Road. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Authorities say a 5-year-old child is in critical condition and a 31-year-old man is being treated at the University of Michigan Burn Center. A 26-year-old woman and an 18-month-old are stable.

The names of those killed and injured have not been released.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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