A 6-year-old child died in a Murphy house fire Thursday morning, Murphy Fire Chief Del Albright said.
The fire happened at a house in the 200 block of Hawthorne Drive. The fire department got a report shortly before 3 a.m. that a child was trapped in the house. All residents escaped the home except for the child.
No names were released and no additional information on the family has been released as of Friday morning.
Albright said the child’s body was discovered in the area of the house heavily damaged by the fire. The investigation continues, but the preliminary findings show the cause to be electrical in nature.
Besides Murphy Fire-Rescue, fire units from Wylie, Plano, Richardson, Parker and Sachse assisted. The Murphy fire marshal’s office is conducting the investigation with assistance from Wylie Fire Marshal’s Office and the Collin County Arson/Fire Investigation Task Force.
The Monitor will update information as it becomes available.
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