UPDATE: Police identify 3 children who died in house fire


(UPDATE 5:29 PM)

The house fire that broke out early Wednesday morning started on the first floor, was accidental and possibly electrical, Lansing Assistant Fire Chief Mike Tobin tells 6 News.

The names of the deceased children are: 8-year-old Juan Zavala , 5-year-old Ramiro Zavala and 3-year-old Manolo Zavala.

UPDATE (7:40AM): Lansing Fire officials say injured family members were outside the home when crews arrived on scene reporting that three children were trapped inside.

After a very aggressive search, all three children were located and removed from the house and transported to the hospital.

“Our hearts go out to our neighbors as they deal with the impact of this horrible event,” Lansing Mayor Andy Schor said in a press release. “I am grateful to the brave men and women of the Lansing Fire Department (LFD) for their quick response and action during this aggressive fire.”

There were seven victims in the fire, including the three that died.

Male – 31 years old – transported to Sparrow and has been transferred to University of Michigan Burn Center

Female – 26 years old – Transported to Sparrow and is in stable condition

5 year old – Transported to Sparrow and has been transferred to University of Michigan in Critical condition

18 month old – Transported to Sparrow and is in stable condition

8 year old – Juan Zavala

5 year old – Ramiro Zavala

3 year old – Manolo Zavala

The fire is still currently under investigation.

No firefighters were injured.

Stay with 6 for updates on this developing story.

Lansing, (Mich) – 6 News spoke with the Lansing Fire Marshall and confirmed that at least two people have died and others were injured in an early morning house fire.

Investigators are working to find out what caused the fire to start. 

Fire crews responded to the 2000 Block of New York Avenue around 1:30 A.M.

Our crews saw paramedics performing CPR on at least one child who was pulled from the house.

We should find out more later this morning on what happened. Stay with 6 for the latest updates.

Statement from Mayor Andy Schor regarding fatal fire.

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