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NASHVILLE, Tenn(AP) — A fire broke out at a home housing recovering addicts Wednesday, killing three women and injuring 11, officials in Tennessee saidThey said the home had no working smoke alarms or fire sprinklers. The Nashville Fire Department confirmed the deaths on its Twitter accountThe department said 12 adults and a child were living in the house, which was operating as a residential recovery program. Police identified those who died as Kathleen Baird, 22; Tammy Nelson, 36; and Elizabeth Lopez, 35. Officials said in a statement that firefighters were called to the home shortly after 5:30 a.mWednesday and arrived to see flames coming from the structure and people outside who said others were trapped in the house. Most Read StoriesMan who accused Ed Murray of sexual abuse found dead in Auburn motel  WATCHAfter 911 calls and a lockdown at Highline College, police find 'zero evidence' of a shooting  VIEWWith work permits in limbo, spouses of H-1B visa holders worry they’ll lose jobsSnow in Seattle? Freezing temperatures? 'Be ready for it'King County Republican chair criticized after telling gun-control advocate 'Do not ever contact me again'Sale! Save up to 90% on subscriptions!Firefighters were able to remove everyone from the home, but three later diedFour others, including a boy, were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuriesA firefighter also received a minor burn and was treated at the hospital. Fire department spokesman Joseph Pleasant said the home was owned by Footprints to Recovery, which according to its website offers services to help people recover from drug and alcohol addictionIt operates three halfway houses, two for women in Nashville, and one for men on the Brentwood side of Davidson County, according to its websiteThe organization’s program director said Thursday it would issue a statement later. The operator is a Tennessee organization and is not affiliated with an organization based in Chicago that operates in four other states with a similar name, but a different website. Investigators remained on the scene into the afternoonA photo posted on the fire department’s account shows a one-story brick house with a hole in the roofThe cause is under investigation. The deadly blaze comes two days after a firefighter was killed and four others injured when part of a home collapsed after catching fire in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, which is about 80 miles (about 130 kilometers) southwest of Nashville. Lawrenceburg Fire Department Chaplain Chad Moore said 38-year-old fire engineer Jason Dickey died Monday after becoming trapped with other firefighters. The Associated Press Next StorySheriff: School shooting suspect fired into 5 classrooms before dropping rifle and blending in with fleeing students Previous StorySchool bus skids off road in whiteout conditions // PROD-1622 Outbrain AB Test // Have to disable outbrain from running at this point based on optimizely test booleans (function() { if ( SEATIMESCO.hasOwnProperty('outbrain') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.hasOwnProperty('enabled') && SEATIMESCO.outbrain.enabled === false ) { var outbrain = null; outbrain = document.querySelector('.OUTBRAIN[data-widget-id="AR_6"]'); if (outbrain !== null ) { outbrain.parentNode.removeChild(outbrain); } } })(); Contact Newsroom staff list FAQ Contact form About the company Seattle Restaurant Week Newspapers in Education Fund for the Needy Employment Historical Archives Pulitzers Company information Permissions Seattle Times Store Advertise Classifieds Autos Homes Obituary Jobs Media Kit Advertise with Us Subscriber Services Subscribe Activate Account Manage Subscription Place Temporary Hold Report Delivery Issue Make a Payment Print Replica Today’s Front Page Facebook Twitter RSS Feeds Newsletters Mobile Apps Subscribe

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