Fresno House Fire Kills One Person & Critically Injures Four Children

(KMJ) – A total of eight people are injured after flames tear through a Central Fresno home Tuesday morning.

Both Fresno City and North Central fire crews were called to the home near Harrison and Sussex Way just after 3 a.m. for reports of a house completely engulfed in flames.   But, the initial fire attack and rescue were slowed by what crews say was a large amount of debris (old cars, doors, etc.) in the home’s yard.

All totaled, eight people were rushed from the scene to the hospital.  But, one person died shortly after arriving at CRMC.  Six others, including four children ranging in age from four months to four years old, remain in critical condition.  The eighth person is now said to be in stable condition.

The home is considered a total loss and crews are now investigating the cause of this fire.