5 dead, including toddler and child, in suspected arson in Colorado

Toddler, child and three adults killed in suspected arson in Colorado

DENVER — Five people, including a toddler and another child, are dead after a fire that may have been intentionally set destroyed a house in Colorado.

According to The Associated Press, the fire broke out early Wednesday in Denver's Green Valley Ranch neighborhood. Denver firefighters arrived at the scene shortly before 3 a.m. and put out the blaze before discovering the bodies of three adults and two children, the AP reported. Witnesses said the dead, all family members, were originally from Senegal.

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Three others who were inside the home during the fire jumped to safety, authorities said. Crews rushed them to a nearby hospital, where they were treated for injuries that weren't considered life-threatening, according to the AP.

Denver police, firefighters and the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the fire as a suspected arson, the AP reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.