2-Year-Old Dies In Southeastern Kentucky Mobile Home Fire

Posted at 8:19 PM, Jun 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:35:58-04

LONDON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities in southeastern Kentucky are investigating a mobile home fire that claimed the life of a toddler.

The Laurel County sheriff's office says neighbors and passers-by tried to enter the home Wednesday morning but couldn't because the fire was out of control. Firefighters were able to get the boy out of a back bedroom, but he was pronounced dead by the coroner's office.

The coroner's office identified the child as 2-year-old Josiah Vickers.

The sheriff's office says other children and adults inside the mobile home were able to escape and were taken to hospitals for treatment.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation, and an autopsy was planned to determine the child's cause of death.

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