Multiple CPR’s Reported.
Update, 3:50 pm Eastern: One confirmed fatality so far. Scroll down.
Update Two, 7 pm Eastern: Three confirmed deaths. Scroll down.
A FIRE BROKE OUT IN A HOUSTON, TEXAS, DAY CARE FACILITY around 1:30 pm Central today (Thursday). The home had an estimated nine children and infants in it and there are reported multiple casualties. Several CPR patients have been observed.
KTRK-TV Ch. 13 has filed this early video report:
KPRC-TV is reporting that a Houston fire official said at least two victims were taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital with second-degree burns. Their ages and conditions were not released. Two others were treated for smoke inhalation.
”We have 10 EMS units on the scene as well as several fire crews,” said Bill Barry with the Houston Fire Department.
Update, 3:50 pm Eastern:
KRIV-TV is now reporting:
One person has been confirmed dead from a child care center fire in west Houston.Seven children were transported to a nearby area hospital from that fire in the 2800 block of Crest Park Drive at Waypark Drive Thursday afternoon, according to an official from the Houston Fire Department. Two of those victims have suffered burn injuries and were taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
It is currently unknown if the deceased victim is an adult or child.
Update Two, 7 pm Eastern:
KTRK-TV is reporting this evening:
HFD Executive Assistant Fire Chief Rick Flanagan told Eyewitness News that seven children, ages 18 months to three years, were transported to the hospital. Three of those children have died, fire investigators say.
Neighbors told us that at least two witnesses and the owner of the daycare were trying to get the children out of the house. The woman who runs Jackie’s Child Care managed to pull at least two of the kids out. They had to wait for firefighters to arrive to rescue the other five children.
With the congestion created by the firetrucks on the narrow streets, some of the ten ambulances that responded couldn’t make it all the way to the address and the firefighters had to dash down the street to the ambulances carrying the victims. KRIV-TV has provided this updated video report:
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