Infant killed, 5 other children injured in Tennessee fire
Police in Tennessee say an infant was killed and five other young children were injured in an apartment fire.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said in a news release the fire broke out early Sunday in the Nashville neighborhood of Antioch. Police told the Tennessean the children's mothers were at a nightclub together when the apartment caught fire.
Police spokesman Don Aaron says the women claimed a baby sitter was with the children, but officers did not locate one.
Aaron says witnesses saw a child running out of the apartment screaming. Firefighters encountered flames and heavy smoke coming from the apartment building.
The statement says an 8-month-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene. Five other children were taken to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Their conditions weren't immediately known.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation.