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Death toll rises to 5 children in North Carolina fire

May 14, 2018 - 7:02 AM

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Officials say five children have died from injuries in a weekend fire in North Carolina.

Two children died Saturday after the blaze at a Greensboro apartment.

A nursing supervisor at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center told local media three children died Sunday at Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem.

Greensboro Assistant Fire Chief Dwayne Church said in a news release Monday the children ranged in age from 18 months to 9 years-old. Their names have not been released.

It took Greensboro firefighters 25 minutes to extinguish the flames around 4 a.m. Saturday. Church said a news conference is scheduled Monday afternoon to discuss the fire's cause.

Church says he doesn't know if there were working smoke detectors in the home.

A man was treated at a Greensboro hospital and released.

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