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Haiti officials say 15 children died in residence fire

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Officials say a fire swept through a Haitian children's home run by a Pennsylvania-based religious nonprofit group, killing 15 children.

A child-care worker at the home told The Associated Press that the fire began around 9 p.m. Thursday and firefighters took about 90 minutes to arrive. She said the orphanage had been using candles for light due to problems with its generator.

Late Friday afternoon, police raided another home also run by the Church of Bible Understanding and took away several dozen children in a bus over protests from employees.

The Associated Press has reported on a long-standing series of problems at children's homes run by the group.

Abby Turpin

Evening Anchor

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