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Thanksgiving Tragedy: Child dies after becoming trapped in house fire; two more children fighting for their life

A Thanksgiving house fire in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has claimed one child and critically injured two other children.

According to WAFP, the Baton Rouge Fire Department responded to a house fire on Nottingham Street at about 11:30 p.m. on Thursday night. According to the report, an adult and two children, both unconscious, were outside the home when firefighters first arrived, having escaped the flames. The adult, who reportedly had burn injuries, told firefighters there was another child in the home who the adult had been unable to reach. The firefighters searched for the missing child inside the home while paramedics attended to the two injured children.

The firefighters located the missing child in the home, but the child was pronounced dead at a hospital. The other two children are in critical condition.

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The adult is expected to survive their injuries.

Authorities have not yet identified any of the victims of the fire, and said they do not yet know what cause the fire. The fatal incident is under investigation.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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