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Dallas Apartment Fire Kills 2-Year-Old Child

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(KXAS) --- Dallas authorities say the body of a child has been found by firefighters at an apartment blaze.

Fire department spokesman Jason Evans says six people were in the residence in the city's Oak Cliff area Sunday morning where heavy smoke was reported from a second story. Three were able to flee but an elderly woman and another child suffered smoke inhalation.  They've been taken to a hospital.

The second child wasn't found until after the flames were put out.
 
The name of the apartment complex is the Village Oaks Apartments in the 3500 block of E. Overton Road.
 
Neighbor Delein Walton woke up to people screaming about the fire. He and some friends backed up their truck to the second floor apartment unit, where he helped pull one of the children out of a burning room.
 
"The whole front was engulfed in flames and the window was the only access that I could see and everybody was yelling ‘the kids were in there.'," said Walton.
 
Another neighbor, Lawanda Thompson witnessed what happened next.
 
"The baby was not breathing at that time," said Thompson. "The resident did CPR on the baby. A lot of smoke came out of her mouth and she opened up her eyes and started back to breathing. And that's when he handed the baby over to the firefighter."
 
The name and condition of that child has not been released publicly. Later, firefighters found the body of a second child.
 
"God bless the family," said Walton.
 
Cause of the fire remains under investigation.
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