A firefighter lost three children in an early morning blaze that tore through a home day care in Pennsylvania, killing five and leaving a woman injured, authorities said.
Joe Crotty, chief of the Lawrence Park Volunteer Fire Department, said firefighter Luther Jones was responding to another fire when the blaze ignited at Harris Family Day Care in Erie, NBC News affiliate WICU reported.
The victims, who were not immediately identified, range from 8 months old to 8 years old, authorities said. A fourth child who died was a sibling of Jones' three children, but had a different biological father, fire officials and family confirmed to NBC News.
Jones had no idea his children were at the overnight day care center a few blocks away, WICU reported.