Authorities identify boy, 2, who died in Detroit house fire

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DETROIT (AP) - UPDATE: Authorities have confirmed the identity of the 2-year-old boy who died in a house fire in Detroit.

Wayne County Medical Examiner spokeswoman Lisa Croff said Monday the cause and manner of Kamari Livingston's death haven't been determined. He was the only person not to survive the fire early Friday near the city's border with Hamtramck.

Fire officials said last week four other children were rescued from the home and two adults were taken to the hospital with burns and smoke inhalation. Two Hamtramck firefighters burned while they and Detroit firefighters were rescuing children were treated at a hospital and released.

The cause of the fire also remains under investigation, but firefighters say it might have been due to an electrical problem.

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Authorities say a 2-year-old boy has died, several other children were rescued and two firefighters were injured following a house fire in Detroit.

The fire burned early Friday near the city's border with Hamtramck and The Detroit News reports investigators suspect it was accidental and electrical-related.

Deputy Fire Commissioner David Fornell (for-NEL') says "firefighters knew there people trapped and immediately went into search mode when they got there." The newspaper says four other children were rescued from the home and two adults were taken to hospital with burns and smoke inhalation.

WDIV-TV reports the Hamtramck Fire Department says two Hamtramck firefighters were burned while they and Detroit firefighters were rescuing the children. They were treated at a hospital and released.



 
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