North Mpls fire claims lives of five children

An early morning fire that broke out in a multi-unit home near the corner of 28th Avenue North and Colfax Avenue North claimed the lives of five young children.

Reports indicate that a number of other people are hospitalized.

Fifteen people were living in the three-story home.

Crews were called to the scene about 5 a.m. on a report of a fire. The blaze was under control about two hours later. The cause of the fire isn't clear at this time.

Initial reports indicated three children died, but the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office subsequently reported that five died.

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