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Child Dies In House Fire That Trapped Three

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Angel Bennett died at the hospital on Thursday after being trapped inside the smoke-filled home. Angel Bennett died at the hospital on Thursday after being trapped inside the smoke-filled home.
Crystal Bennett was in critical condition on Thursday after the fire that killed her sister. Crystal Bennett was in critical condition on Thursday after the fire that killed her sister.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Thursday morning, one child died and several people, including another child and a firefighter, were in the hospital after an overnight house fire.

The fire started on Louisiana Avenue around 4 a.m. Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke and flames.

Trapped inside the home were a grandmother 46-year-old Patricia Bennett and her two grandchildren, Angel and Crystal Bennett.

According to firefighters on the scene, it appeared that all three Bennetts tried to get out of the house, but they the smoke overcame them. Firefighters found all three unresponsive, and they were quickly taken to the Vanderbilt Medical Center in extremely critical condition.

Unfortunately, 4-year-old Angel died after arriving at Vandy. 

Around noon it was reported that 2-year-old Crystal was listed in critical condition, and the grandmother has been moved to the burn unit in critical condition.

The house fire also injured two firefighters. One firefighter broke his fingers, while another firefighter injured his back. Emergency officials only transported one of the firefighters to a hospital.

Crews were at the scene all morning trying to figure out the cause of the blaze, and they said they believe that the fire started in the kitchen.

Patricia has custody of Angel and Crystal.

"They was taking her today to get her school shots, and taking her to the park to play," said Shawanna Laquay, Angel Bennett's aunt.

"She was wonderful. She was a real good girl. Her name was Angel, and now she really is an Angel," said Laquay.

Donations to help with funeral expenses are being accepted at any Sun Trust Bank Branch in the memory of Angel Bennett.

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