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Young boy dies in house fire

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis – A young boy died and a 7-year-old girl was injured after a house fire in Bel-Ridge on Sunday.

Authorities in the St. Louis suburb say firefighters were able to pull the girl out of the house from the kitchen, but they were not able to reach the boy. He was in a bedroom that was fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. Rashaad Roberts was five years old.

His sister Rashelle Thompson is in critical condition, and is being treated for smoke inhalation.

Their grandfather, Carlos Roberts, was able to get out of the home safely.

Authorities are investigating what caused the fire.

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