Children left alone in motel spark massive fire: Official

The massive fire that devastated a Motel 6 in Texas and sent seven people to the hospital was sparked by children left alone by their babysitter, officials said.
1:33 | 10/10/19

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A massive fire we'll tell you about that devastated a Texas motel sending seven people to the hospital for smoke inhalation and the fire marshal says it was sparked by children left alone by their baby-sitter and Paula Faris is here with that story. Good morning, Paula. Good morning. Those children were playing with a lighter which caused the fire. This morning their baby-sitter who left them alone is facing charges. This motel six in springtexas erupting in flame, the devastating fire reportedly caused by two young children playing with a lighter in their room and this morning, their baby-sitter who left the 3-year-old and 6-year-old alone is expected to face charges. The fire marshal's office saying they're investigating the circumstances surrounding the supervision of the children. Seven people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries, most suffering from smoke inhalation including those two young children. I couldn't breathe and I didn't know where the staircase you can't see nothing. Reporter: It took three departments from surrounding areas to battle the inferno. Aerial video from KTRK shows a massive gaping hole in the roof of the motel surrounded by thick, black smoke. The three alarm fire so large it spread to a building next door. And firefighters broke windows to rescue a litter of puppies but as they were battling the blaze witnesses were talking about seeing these two little children with a lighter and were ask for their mother. Oh my goodness. So sad all the way around. Okay, Paula, thank you very Coming up, you got to stay

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