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Five children killed in Pennsylvania daycare fire

A fire at a Pennsylvania day care center early Sunday killed five children, including four siblings, officials said.

The victims ranged in ages from 8 months to 7 years, Santone said. The Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership list a daycare at the fire address.

He said firefighters arrived on the scene about 25 minutes later, and found “heavy fire coming out of all the windows on the first floor, and reports were in that there were children trapped on the second floor.

The woman who operated the daycare in her house, Elaine Harris, ran through the fire, and tried to drive herself to the hospital but crashed on the way, he said. She was flown to Pittsburgh for treatment .

Santone said investigators were “leaning toward an electrical fire” as the cause of the blaze but had not yet concluded their probe.

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