The Journal Gazette
Monday, December 02, 2019 4:50 pm

Central Indiana house fire kills 8-month-old boy

Associated Press

FRANKFORT, Ind. -- A central Indiana fire chief says an 8-month-old boy has died in a morning house fire.

Frankfort Fire Chief John Kirby said the infant was in his crib on the first floor, and his father was unable to rescue him. The father and two other children escaped.

Kirby said firefighters were called to the home shortly after 10 a.m. Monday and found it engulfed in flames. He said the fire started at the front of the house and much of it was destroyed.

The father, the two surviving children and a police officer were treated for smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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