Six killed in Ohio house fire
Six people were killed in the Warren, Ohio, house fire.
June 16th, 2011
11:09 AM ET

Six killed in Ohio house fire

Six people, including four children, were killed in an early morning house fire in Warren, Ohio, on Thursday, according to local media reports.

The four children were found on the second floor of the home and the two adults were on the first, CNN affliate WYTV-TV in Youngstown reported.

Warren Fire Chief Ken Nussle said flames were shooting up to 30 feet in the air when firefighters arrived, according to the Warren Tribune Chronicle.

Nussle said no working smoke detectors were found in the home, according to WYTV.

State fire marshal's investigators were on the scene, Nussle told WYTV. The names of the victims had not been released.

Nussle told WYTV he thinks the fire was the deadliest in the history of the city of 49,000 people.

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  1. banasy

    Condolences to the family of these poor souls.

    We have people who are killed regularly in house fires in Chicago; why doesn't CNN cover *those*?

    Check your batteries in your smoke detectors regularly, folks. I check mine on my birthday, so I'll remember.

    June 16, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Riff*Raff

    What a sad story. Especially when something so inexpensive-like smoke detectors or batteries-could mean the difference between life and death and the situation may have been preventable. I can only hope the smoke inhalation happened while all were sleeping peacefully. My thoughts are with the extended family. I cannot fathom such(simultaneous) loss.

    June 16, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. countryboy

    Lord save there souls! http://WWW.CDBABY.COM/ALL/NUMONE bye now!

    June 16, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. razzi

    Fire...makes me cringe to think of being trapped in one...poor souls. I don't understand how firefighters know that there we're "no working smoke detectors" if it burned a structure down.

    June 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jones

    That was my family and they are gone and in a better place if u dont have nothing good to say just dont say nothing.

    June 17, 2011 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |