NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A fire broke out at a home housing recovering addicts Wednesday, killing three women and injuring 11, officials in Tennessee said. They said the home had no working smoke alarms or fire sprinklers.
The Nashville Fire Department confirmed the deaths on its Twitter account. The department said 12 adults and a child were living in the house, which was operating as a residential recovery program.
Police identified those who died as Kathleen Baird, 22; Tammy Nelson, 36; and Elizabeth Lopez, 35.
Officials said in a statement that firefighters were called to the home shortly after 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and arrived to see flames coming from the structure and people outside who said others were trapped in the house.
Firefighters were able to remove everyone from the home, but three later died. Four others, including a boy, were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. A firefighter also received a minor burn and was treated at the hospital.
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