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Ages of children released in fatal Paragould fire

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – A house fire in Paragould Friday afternoon kills a 6-year-old and injures a 2-year-old.

According to the Paragould Fire Department, a 6-year-old was killed and a 2-year-old was injured in a house fire at 714 South Sixth Avenue in Paragould Friday afternoon.

The fire department said the two children were trapped inside the burning home, when firefighters were able to break out a back window and pull the kids to safety.

They said both kids were alive and breathing when they were transported from the scene to a local hospital. The 6-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital. The 2-year-old was transported to the Little Rock Children's Hospital.

The names of those involved have not been released.

The fire department has turned the investigation over to Paragould Police Criminal Investigation Department as standard protocol.

The fire department said no foul play was suspected.

Region 8 News will continue to track this story and bring you any new details as soon as they become available.

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