Child killed in overnight Kansas City fire, two adults in critical condition

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Police Department Arson and Bomb Unit is investigating an overnight fire that killed a child and critically injured two others.

According to the Kansas City Fire Department, crews were called to a single-family residence at about 12:10 a.m. Thursday on reports of a fire.

KCFD said they arrived in under three minutes and met two adult victims in the front yard. The house was showing heavy smoke and fire.

Fire crews entered the building and found the child, identified as under 10 years old, with severe burns. She was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The two adult victims were also taken to local hospital in critical condition. Two dogs did not make it out of the fire.

Although the cause of the fire is still under investigation, a spokesperson for KCFD reminds Kansas City residents that the department has smoke alarms available by calling 816-513-4648.

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