Memphis house fire kills 5 children and 4 adults

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Five children and four adults are dead after a house fire erupted in Memphis early Monday morning, according to WREG.

Crews responded to the fire at about 1:30 a.m. and the cause is currently unknown.

Firefighters say the home had bars on its windows and most of the people inside the house died at the scene while several others died at a local children's hospital.

"In my 27 years with the Memphis Fire Department, I have never seen this amount of victims on one incident," said MFD spokesman Lt. Wayne Cooke, according to WMC. "We sincerely pray for this family and for the loved ones of this family."

The investigation is ongoing.