5-year-old girl dies in Toledo fire

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Authorities in Toledo say a 5-year-old girl died in an overnight apartment fire.

WTOL-TV reports the fire broke out in the second-floor apartment in west Toledo at about 1 a.m. Friday. Fire officials say alarms sounded, but the girl was somehow separated from the rest of her family, and they couldn’t get back to her.

Firefighters eventually found her in a bedroom.

Neighbors say a family of five lived in the apartment. The Red Cross is assisting them.

Firefighters don’t know yet what caused the blaze, which was confined to the one apartment.


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