5 killed in fire at SC apartment complex

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Five people are dead and dozens have been left homeless after a fire at a Spartanburg County apartment complex, WHNS reported.

Whitney Fire District Chief Shawn Petras said firefighters were called to the Southern Pines Apartments at about 12:30 Saturday morning.

Petras said the building was up in flames when firefighters arrived.

The coroner says three of the victims are children. Autopsies were scheduled for Sunday, and names have not been released.