Fire kills child, injures 6 in Williamsburg County

HEMINGWAY, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 7-year-old girl is dead in a Williamsburg County fire.

Investigators say six other people were able to escape the fire around 4 p.m. Tuesday at a home west of Hemingway. Some of the were critically injured.

Authorities say a grandmother and grandfather were taking care of five of their grandchildren when the fire started.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the cause of the blaze.

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