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Three children among five dead in Minneapolis blaze

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Five people are dead — at least three of them children — and one firefighter injured after an early-morning fire in North Minneapolis.

More than 40 firefighters converged in the 2800 block of Colfax Avenue North in the Hawthorne area of Minneapolis once the fire was reported shortly after 5 a.m. Friday, said Assistant Fire Chief Cherie Penn.

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