Seven Children Killed In Fire

Apartment fire kills seven children

A relative says six of the seven children killed in that apartment fire in Toledo yesterday were siblings and that the seventh victim was a cousin.

The Lucas County coroner's office says it hasn't completed identifying the victims. Neighbors say the woman who lived in the apartment with her children also had two sisters who live in the apartment complex. A family friend says several people tried to get into the burning apartment, but there was just too much smoke. Chief Michael Bell says firefighters arrived about a minute after receiving an emergency call, but met heavy flames on a staircase as they fought to reach the victims. He says they contained the fire quickly after pulling the children out. Firefighters are searching for a cause of the fire.