NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Three people, including a child, were killed and six other people were injured in an early morning fire in southeastern Pennsylvania, authorities said.
Emergency crews in Montgomery County were called to the three-story Norristown building at about 4 a.m. Saturday and arrived to find heavy flames and smoke on the first floor.
Chief Thomas O’Donnell of the Norristown Fire Department said two adults died at the scene and a child died at Einstein Montgomery Hospital.
One child was taken to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in critical hospital. Five other adults went to other hospitals.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. O’Donnell said the first crews to arrive didn’t hear any working smoke detectors but that will be part of the investigation.
The American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania said it was providing emergency assistance for approximately a dozen people displaced by the blaze.
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