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Tennessee blaze kills 3 women, injures 5 other people

February 14, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A house fire in Nashville, Tennessee, has killed three women and injured five other people, including a firefighter.

The fire department confirmed the deaths on its verified Twitter account Wednesday morning. It says 12 adults and a child were living in the home, which was operating as a residential recovery program but had no working smoke alarms or fire sprinklers.

Fire spokesman Joseph Pleasant told the Tennessean that eight people, including a firefighter, were transported to a hospital after the fire was reported around 5:30 a.m.

Investigators remain on the scene. A photo posted on the account shows a one-story brick house with a hole in the roof. The cause is under investigation.

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