Madison house fire kills 3 children

MADISON, AR (KAIT) - Tragic news from St. Francis County, as 3 children are killed in a house fire in the small down of Madison, just east of Forrest City.

Crews responded Friday morning at about 1:45 to the 400 block of Gore Street, where a woman and her four children were inside.

The woman and one child got out but 3 other children perished in the fire.

When police and fire crews arrived, they reported seeing flames shooting out of kitchen windows with heavy smoke billowing out as well.

Action News 5 reports 20 firefighters battled the flames. Crews fighting this fire included the City of Madison Volunteer Fire Department, and The Forrest City Fire Department.

The St. Francis County Sheriff's Department is investigating the cause.