Father who lost 5 children in Minneapolis fire released from hospital


The father who was injured in a Minneapolis fire that killed five of his children has been released from the hospital.

Troy Lewis, 60, was injured after jumping out of a second-story window. He was treated for smoke inhalation and spinal injuries.

Lewis rescued two of his daughters after jumping out the window and then rushing back inside: 9-year-old Saca, who was listed in critical condition on Sunday, and 5-year-old Electra, who was listed as satisfactory, the Star Tribune reports.

Five of Lewis' seven children, ages 8 to 18 months, died in the fire, according to the Pioneer Press.

The Minneapolis Fire Department said the Valentine’s Day blaze does not appear to be arson. A cause has not been determined, according to the Star Tribune.

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