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Girl dies, 2 adults hospitalized after Kansas City fire

January 13, 2022 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A young girl died and two adults were critically injured in a Kansas City house fire, authorities say.

The Kansas City Fire Department said in a news release that crews responded early Thursday to the scene. They found a man and woman outside the home suffering from burns. Inside firefighters found the badly burned girl.

All three victims were rushed to the hospital, where the girl was pronounced dead and the two adults are listed in critical condition.

The girl’s name wasn’t immediately released. Firefighters said only that she was younger than 10.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, but firefighters said foul play isn’t suspected at this time.