Archive for Friday, June 8, 2007

Bodies of 5 relatives found after motel fire

June 8, 2007


— A fire broke out Thursday at a suburban Atlanta motel, killing five family members whose bodies were found in and near a bathtub and injuring at least six other people, authorities said.

The dead included two men, a woman and two children, authorities said. They had reported earlier that two adults and three children had been killed. The cause of the fire was not known.

Clayton County Fire Chief Alex Cohilas said six people were hospitalized, including three firefighters and two women and a man who were staying at the Budget Inn in Riverdale.

Crews were searching for other victims in the partially collapsed motel, though firefighters believed they had accounted for everyone, Georgia Insurance and Fire Commissioner John Oxendine said.


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