4-year-old girl dies after St. Paul house fire


A father who rescued six family members Sunday night when a fast-moving fire moved through his St. Paul home was unable to find his 4-year-old daughter when the smoke became too powerful, according to the Pioneer Press.

KARE 11 reports St. Paul firefighters rescued the girl; she was taken to Regions Hospital where she later died. The girl's father, mother and grandmother were treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

KSTP reports the St. Paul Fire Department responded to the blaze at the home on the city's east side around 9 p.m. The fire spread to the attic of a neighboring duplex. The homes are located at 595 and 599 Jessamine Ave. East.`

Firefighters returned to the scene Monday morning when embers in a mattress apparently reignited.

Justin Day, 28, told the Pioneer Press he was in his bedroom in the adjacent house when he heard a pop and smashed glass.

Armed with a fire extinguisher, his father went to the attic to get Day's 70-year-old grandfather, who had once worked as a St.Paul firefighter. Day's brother, who lives in the basement, also was able to escape.

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