Fatal Apartment Fire Took The Lives Of Five Children. All Of The Kids Were Under The Age Of Eight

Date May 14, 2018

Five children under the age of eight died after a horrible apartment fire in North Carolina. The cause of fire was the stove problems, which the family complained about three days before the fatal incident.

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Fatal fire took the lives of five kids

On Saturday, a horrible tragedy took place at an apartment complex in North Carolina. Around 4 a.m., the fire happened at one of the apartments at Summit Avenue.

The firefighters who arrived at the place of the tragedy found smoke and flames coming from the front. Two kids died immediately, three others were hospitalized in critical condition. None of the rescued kids could make it. Their demise was confirmed hours later. All of the children were under the age of eight according to the neighbors.

One adult family member was injured in the fire, but at the moment, he is in stable condition. Names of the victims were not released.

According to the firefighters, the tragedy happened due to the problems with a stove. Reportedly, the father of the family complained about small fires around the stove three days before the incident, but a household service didn’t react to the complaints.

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How to save your life in a kitchen fire

When a fire starts in a kitchen, there are several important rules you must follow:

1. Don’t swat at a fire with a towel because you are likely to fan the flames and spread the fire to the rest of an apartment.

2. If you have a fire in the oven or the microwave, close the door and turn off the oven immediately.

3. If you have a fire in a cooking pan, immediately move the pan off the burner, and turn off the stove.   

4. Get everyone out of a house and call a fire department.

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We hope these simple rules will be useful to know for everyone.

Our condolences to the North Carolina parents who lost their kids in that fatal fire. Please, pray also for the family.

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