Associated Press

HEMINGWAY, S.C. - 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 them 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.