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Second Child Dies as Result of Memphis Apartment Fire

SEPTEMBER 12, 2006 - Posted at 4:48 p.m. CDT

 

MEMPHIS, TN - Officials in Memphis say a second child who was critically injured in a weekend apartment fire has died.

A spokeswoman with LeBonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis said two-year-old Cory Dotson died today.  The hospital had been treating him for critical injuries since Sunday's fire.

Five-year-old Jeremy Gunn died Sunday of smoke inhalation.

Police say the boys were in a second-story apartment when the fire broke out.

Investigators questioned the children's mothers yesterday, but didn't charge them.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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