Toddler dies in Farmington house fire

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FARMINGTON, Mo. – A toddler has died after fire broke out at a home in the eastern Missouri town of Farmington.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the fire was reported Friday night. The name of the girl who died has not been released but authorities say she was 2 or 3 years old.

“Any time a fatality is involved, especially a child, it’s especially hard,” Fire Chief Todd Mecey said.

Mecey said an adult male resident tried to rescue the child and was seriously burned. A 4-year-old boy escaped unharmed.

The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause of the blaze.

A GoFundMe account has been set up in her honor.

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