Fire Officials: 6 Kids, 2 Adults Killed In W.Va. House Fire

Authorities in West Virginia say a fire broke out at a home, killing six children and two adults. A woman and a baby also were hurt.

In this photo provided by Jerry Waters, Mayor Danny Jones and Charleston, WVa., firefighters look over the scene of a house fire  in Charleston.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Authorities in West Virginia say a fire broke out at a home, killing six children and two adults. A woman and a baby also were hurt.

Bob Sharp, assistant chief for the Charleston Fire Department, tells WSAZ-TV that all the children are younger than 8. There was no word yet on their conditions.

It was not immediately clear how the blaze started, or if the victims were related.