5 children, 1 firefighter taken to hospital after house fire in northwest Detroit
Children suffer from smoke inhalation
DETROIT – Five children and one firefighter were transported to a hospital Thursday morning after a house fire in northwest Detroit.
The fire started at a house in the 22400 block of Pembroke Avenue, firefighters said.
Officials said three girls -- 4 months, 2 years and 4 years old -- a 3-year-old boy and another 4-year-old child were transported due to smoke inhalation.
A firefighter was also taken to a nearby hospital, according to authorities.
The firefighter and children are expected to be OK.
"There were three children," neighbor Asia Tucker said. "It looked like a toddler, and there were two babies."
The firefighter was injured while kicking in the door to the house, officials said.
Arson investigators said a mattress caught fire in one of the bedrooms. The mattress was found near a space heater with a melted plastic clothes-hanger and multiple lighters.
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