Tragic sleep-over fire kills nine
A fire broke out at a crowded house during a children's sleepover early Saturday, killing seven kids and two adults, the fire department said. Eleven people were in the house when the blaze started about 3 a.m., and two children were there for a sleepover, Assistant Fire Chief Brent Collins said.
The victims included a woman and four of her children; two people at the house survived.
The cause was unclear Saturday evening, but Fire Chief Paul Stubbs said the initial investigation indicated the fire at the 99-year-old home was an accident.