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Fort Worth Fire Kills Infant

Fort Worth firefighter surveys the scene where an infant was killed Saturday

Fort Worth firefighter surveys the scene where an infant was killed Saturday

An investigation was launched in Fort Worth on Sunday after an infant girl was tragically killed by a house fire there at about 11 a.m. local time. When firefighters arrived on the scene at Sarah Jane Lane, there was heavy smoke pouring from the home. One child and five adults did escape from the fire, but the Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman Tim Hardeman said that the young victim, who was only a few months old was found by firefighters in the room where the fire is thought to have started.

The baby’s mother was away from the home, attending a graduation rehearsal, according to reports, but the adults in the home, assumed that she had her daughter with her, and it was only when the family were outside that they realized the baby was still in the home.

Capt. Larry Manasco said “I think there was some confusion on the part of the adults thinking that another adult had actually taken the baby away, and that’s what makes this all the more tragic and, again, accidental.”

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, and it is not yet known whether there were smoke detectors there. In view of this tragedy, it is perhaps time to remind readers about testing smoke detectors regularly to make sure they are in good working order.

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