A Wednesday morning fire has injured three children and one adult at a day care center.
Alamo Police Chief Gary Skipper told News Talk 101.5 off-duty police officer Kevin Suggs spotted the fire at Heavenly Angels day care, called for assistance and rescued children from the building,
Two of the children and the officer were in good condition and the condition of other child was not available.
It is not clear how many children were at the Crockett Co. daycare when the fire started.
Tennessee Department of Human Services spokeswoman Michelle Mowery Johnson said the facility had been closed by the state after a 10-month-old child died there in Oct. The state medical examiner's office ruled the baby died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The center operators voluntarily suspended their license immediately after the death but "we learned they may be operating again," Johnson said. State inspectors said they found five children at the center during surprise visits on Nov. 14 and Dec. 5.
Last Friday a court issued a restraining order prohibiting the operators — Donna Cathey, Kathy Humphrey and Torri Blakemore — from operating a day care without a state license.
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