Parents' Nightmare: Three Kids Die in Daycare Fire
Horrible story out on the west side of town -- three children, aged three or younger, have died and another four are hospitalized with serious injuries, the Houston Fire Department and news outlets report.
The fire, at Jackie's Child Care in the 2800 block of Crest Park Lane, began about 1:30 p.m., HFD says.
Firefighters gave CPR to some of the kids who were injured in a frantic struggle to save lives, reports say.
The Houston Chronicle reports the business is owned by Jessica Tata, 22, and had been cited a year ago for not having a fire extinguisher
"This is a very sad moment for the Houston fire department and this community," HFD spokesman Rick Flanagan told reporters at the scene.
Two of the killed children were siblings, KHOU reports.
The daycare is on the far west side, near the Westpark Tollway and Highway 6.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.
- Chron Endorses a Homophobe for the HISD School Board, Again
- Ratings Wars: 5 Reasons the Texans Will Outpace the Astros on TV Thursday Night
- Colts-Texans, Week 5 — Four Things to Watch For