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Officials: Child dead, 10 family members hurt in house fire

November 22, 2018

MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a 2-year-old child has died and 10 family members were injured in a northeast Ohio house fire.

Sheriff’s officials say the fire broke out Wednesday night in Middlefield Township, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of Cleveland. A University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center spokesperson said the toddler was declared dead upon arrival.

Fire officials say the ages of the injured Amish family members range from 1 to 40 years old.

Several family members were taken to local hospitals by ambulance, and a few were transported by helicopter.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire.

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