Charlotte house fire kills child, sends 6 to hospital

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A fire broke out in a North Carolina house, killing a child and sending six other people to the hospital.

The Charlotte Fire Department said on Twitter that more than 30 firefighters responded early Wednesday morning to the blaze in a residential neighborhood northeast of downtown. The department says 10 people were in the house when the fire broke out and seven were taken to the hospital.

The fire department says one child died as a result of injuries in the fire but didn’t elaborate.

Citing paramedics, WSOC-TV reported the victims have a combination of smoke inhalation and burns and most are children. The station posted pictures showing that the one-story house is charred black and siding melted on a neighboring home.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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