5 die in house fire in Virginia; 5 survive flames

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Posted: Jan 17, 2016 1:35 PM

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Emergency response officials say five people were killed in an early morning fire in suburban Richmond.

Chesterfield County fire and emergency medical services said they responded shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday to reports of a house fire. When firefighters arrived, they found flames coming from an attached garage.

Five occupants were able to escape, but five others died. Four died at the scene, while the fifth was pronounced dead at VCU Medical Center in Richmond.

One firefighter was treated for minor burns.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.