2 children dead, 3 others in critical condition after apartment fire in Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two children died and three others are in critical condition after an early morning apartment fire in Greensboro, according to the Greensboro News & Record, citing Doug Allred with Cone Health.

The surviving children were taken from Moses Cone Hospital to Brenner Children’s Hospital. One adult was also injured and has been treated and released.

The fire happened at 3100 Summit Avenue near Cone Boulevard. The adult and children were found inside and taken out by Greensboro firefighters.

Firefighters were called shortly before 4 a.m. and had the fire out by about 4:15 a.m. Arriving units found smoke and flames coming from the front, according to firefighters.

There is no word on what caused the fire.

Neighbors said all five of the children were under the age of eight.

One area resident said the intersection of Cone Boulevard and Summit Avenue was blocked off for hours.