Five dead in daycare fire

(NBC News) Five children are dead after fire swept through an in-home day care in Erie, Pennsylvania early Sunday.

Neighbors a block away said they could hear screams as flames engulfed the home.

“I tried to go inside, I got to the open living room and couldn’t go any further,” one said.

Firefighters found four children dead inside. A fifth was taken to a hospital and succumbed to injuries. Their ages range from 8 months to 7 years old.

The father of three of those children is a firefighter in a nearby township.

One adult was airlifted from the scene.

“These firefighters are tough but when something like this happens it’s a little bit different,” said Erie Fire Chief Guy Santone.

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