- Associated Press - Sunday, December 21, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee police say four children are in critical condition after a house fire.

The fire broke out on the home’s first floor shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday. A 22-year-old man had to jump from the second story to escape the blaze. He’s being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1raKZMl ) reports firefighters rescued two unconscious children from the house and two other children escaped on their own. A firefighter also was hurt.

All six of the injured were taken to hospitals.

Deputy Milwaukee Fire Chief Aaron Lipski says the two unconscious children were rescued “from one of the absolute worst areas they could have been in.” Lipski says both children suffered severe smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Damage is estimated at $250,000.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com

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