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Infant dies in Sunday house fire


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Cause of east Roswell blaze under investigation

An infant died Sunday in a Roswell house fire, according to a press release from the Roswell Fire Department.

Firefighters were dispatched to the 100 block of South Mulberry Avenue at about 11:20 a.m. Sunday in response to the blaze.

A child was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced deceased, the press release states.

Todd Wildermuth, public information officer with the Roswell Fire Department, said Monday that the deceased child is believed to be less than a year old.

Two other children, ages 3 and 4 years old, were later transported to a hospital for medical examination, but did not have life-threatening injuries, Wildermuth said.

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Matt Miller, fire marshal for the city of Roswell, said the fire began in a back bedroom near a space heater and the father of the deceased child was home at the time.

He added that the blaze was brought under control within a few minutes of fire personnel arriving at the scene.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation with lab results pending, Miller said.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.

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