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6 children are killed in Toledo apartment fire

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Fire raced through a Toledo apartment building Sunday afternoon, killing six children and critically injuring another, authorities said.

The six children died at area hospitals and another child was in critical condition late Sunday, said Fire Chief Michael Bell. The victims were six girls and one boy, ages 6 months to 7 years old.

Joe Jaramillo, 36, said he ran into the two-story apartment and tried to get upstairs where the children were trapped, as the mother of some of the children stood outside screaming that her babies were inside.