Children Escape Memphis Day Care Fire

(Memphis) Some terrifying moments for some young children when a day care caught fire Thursday morning in North Memphis.

Thirteen children and two adults were inside Nana’s Rocking Rhyme Learning Center when a fire broke out on the second floor.

Fire officials say a fire alarm in the business alerted child care workers to the fire and everyone was outside by the time they arrived on the scene.

Martha Washington had just dropped off her four-year-old granddaughter when she got a call to come back, “I got a call at work it was on fire, but I just had to get here and make sure my baby was okay.”

Teachers and parents tell us the kids practice fire drills on a regular basis, and that practice paid off.

We are told the kids, ages one to four, remained calm and left the building single file.

“In the day care business you got have that. They are real strict about that. You got to have an evacuation plan if something like this happens,” said Ray Vaughn.

Vaughn and his wife own Nana’s Rocking Rhyme Learning Center.

He wasn’t here when the fire started and is thankful everyone made it out safely, “I’m relieved. That’s good they got them all out.”

No word yet on the cause of the fire.

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