US: 6 kids, 2 adults killed in house fire

Last Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 00:27

Charleston: A West Virginia mayor says
no smoke detector was working when a fire erupted inside a
home, killing six children and two adults in what he says is
the city`s deadliest fire in six decades.

Charleston Mayor Danny Jones tells a news agency
only one smoke detector was found in a cabinet, and it was not
working. A woman and a baby were also hurt in the blaze early
Sunday morning.

Bob Sharp, assistant chief for the Charleston Fire
Department, says the injured child is on life support.
It was not immediately clear how the blaze started early
Saturday morning at the two-story, wood-frame home near the
city`s airport.

WCHS-TV says fire officials believe all those who died
lived in the home. The cause of the fire is under
investigation.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 00:27

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