Child dies in house fire despite fire fighter efforts

A 2-year-old girl died Thursday when fire swept through a two-story home in La Carpio Thursday. A second child managed to get out alive.

Judicial agents identified the girl by the last name of Villatoro. Agents said the child was asleep when the fire started.

Fire fighters faced lack of water and difficult access to fight the blaze in a low-income area.

Thick smoke from the burning wooden structure prevented fire fighters from finding the child even though they donned masks and entered the structure. A 4-year-old boy was watching televison at the time and managed to flee.

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