2 Year Old Dies in House Fire

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. -- A two-year-old child is dead after after a fire on the 500 block W. 13th in Mountain Grove, Mo.

According to Fire Chief Mark Bushong, the fire broke out early this morning at the home. The child was trapped inside.

Family members and a Mountain Grove Police officer tried repeatedly to get into the home, but the fire was too hot and spread too quickly.

Emergency crews were not able to revive the child.

A Fire Marshal has taken over the investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

The parents and a young sibling went to a hospital in Springfield for an evaluation.

The Department has counseling available through a local pastor to help the people involved.

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