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 a2-year-old.

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

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

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

The names of thoseinvolved have not been released.

The fire departmenthas turned the investigation over to Paragould Police Criminal InvestigationDepartment as standard protocol.

The fire department saidno foul play was suspected.

Region 8 News willcontinue to track this story and bring you any new details as soon as theybecome available.

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