Wed. Sep 18th, 2019

7 kids, 3 adults hurt in Seminole County house fire

7 kids, 3 adults hurt in Seminole County house fire

Seven children and three adults were hospitalized Tuesday after a fire broke out at a home in Seminole County, fire officials said. The fire was reported around 7 a.m. at a home on Alma Drive and Nashua Avenue, which is in the area of Wekiva Springs Lane and Lake Shore Drive in the Altamonte Springs area.Officials with Seminole County Fire Rescue said seven children were taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital and three adults were taken to other hospitals for treatment. WESH 2 News has learned that a large family with many children in a wide age range, including a newborn, live in the home. Fire officials said the injuries include burns and smoke inhalation. Two of the children suffered significant burns, but officials said none of the injuries are considered life-threatening. Investigators are just beginning to look into what may have caused the fire. Fire crews put some more water on the scene early Tuesday afternoon to make sure nothing sparked back up. The home is posted as unsafe.The Red Cross was called to help the victims. Red Cross officials said they will meet with the family at the hospital to figure out what’s needed, and for how long.

SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. —

Seven children and three adults were hospitalized Tuesday after a fire broke out at a home in Seminole County, fire officials said.

The fire was reported around 7 a.m. at a home on Alma Drive and Nashua Avenue, which is in the area of Wekiva Springs Lane and Lake Shore Drive in the Altamonte Springs area.

Officials with Seminole County Fire Rescue said seven children were taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital and three adults were taken to other hospitals for treatment.

WESH 2 News has learned that a large family with many children in a wide age range, including a newborn, live in the home.

Fire officials said the injuries include burns and smoke inhalation. Two of the children suffered significant burns, but officials said none of the injuries are considered life-threatening.

Investigators are just beginning to look into what may have caused the fire.

Fire crews put some more water on the scene early Tuesday afternoon to make sure nothing sparked back up. The home is posted as unsafe.

The Red Cross was called to help the victims. Red Cross officials said they will meet with the family at the hospital to figure out what’s needed, and for how long.

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