An early morning fire on Sunday killed an eight-month-old baby and injured five small children in Tennessee, while their mothers were at a nightclub, investigators said.
The mothers, ages 25 and 23, went to the club on Saturday night and police were trying to determine if a babysitter was hired to watch over their children while they were gone, according to a news release from the Metro Nashville Police Department. . .
Nashville firefighters responded to the Hickory Lake Apartments in Antioch, Tenn., about a 20-minute drive from Nashville, around 2 a.m. Sunday for an apartment fire, according to a news release from the Nashville Fire Department. . .
Arson investigators continue to look for the cause of this tragic apartment fire.https://t.co/k6nofPZXOc
— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) July 7, 2019
One witness said a 6-year-old boy ran out of the apartment screaming that his siblings were trapped inside the burning apartment, police said. Firefighters then rushed in and were able to rescue four of them, fire officials said. . .
An 8-month-old was killed & 5 little kids injured after fire on Apache Trail in Antioch around 2 am. @NashvilleFD Arson team is investigating. Working to find out what caused this @FOXNashville pic.twitter.com/nZ0IyzE5mH
— AJ Abell (Fox17) (@aj_abell) July 7, 2019
The other four children hospitalized, who were in the apartment at the time of the fire, are siblings between six and one years old and are from Linden, Tenn., which is about an hour-and-a-half drive from Nashville, according to police. The conditions of the four other children were unclear. (Read more from “Fire Kills Baby, Injures 5 Children, While Mothers Partied at Club” HERE)