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Boy, 10, trapped, critically injured in fire in Reading

Victim died at hospital a short time later, officials say

Boy, 10, trapped, critically injured in fire in Reading

READING, Pa. - A 10-year-old boy who was rescued from a burning home in Reading has died, officials said.

The fire broke out around 4:25 p.m. on the second floor of the three-story home in the 1100 block of Elm Street.

The boy was trapped on the third floor of the home, and firefighters managed to get him out and into a waiting ambulance, officials said.

The child, whose name has not been released, was rushed to the hospital, where a deputy chief said he died a short time later.


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