Morning Apartment Fire in Memphis Kills Four

MEMPHIS, TN - Fire broke out in an apartment building early today at Memphis apartment building, killing four people and injuring at least eight others, most of them children.

Fire officials say the four who died were all believed to have been in the same apartment.  Three of them were children.

The fire on the city's north side was reported shortly before 3 a.m.  By the time firefighters reached it, the two-story building was in flames, officials said.  It wasn't immediately clear how the blaze started.

Authorities say eight people, five of them children, were taken to hospitals.

Some residents are reported to have jumped from balconies to escape the flames.

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