Fires

Girl, 4, reported dead in Virginia house fire; 5 hospitalized

A fire ravaged through a two-story home in Virginia, killing a 4-year-old girl and sending several other people to the hospital early Tuesday morning.

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The fire was reported just before 5 a.m. Tuesday morning at a home on Grove Street, close to Bedford Middle School, Fire Chief Brad Creasy said.

Two adults and six children were inside when the fire broke out. They’re all believed to be members of the same family.

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Five of the children were rushed to local hospitals for treatment. One child was not breathing when taken from the scene and was not expected to survive.

WDBJ7 reported that at least three unconscious people were taken from the house and that a 4-year-old girl had died.

Several hours after the fire broke out, firefighters were still on scene trying to get out a few hot spots.

The cause of the fire wasn’t immediately clear. Video showed smoke pouring out of the two-story home.

Bedford is a small town between Roanoke and Lynchburg.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.