Child dies in house fire in Itasca County township; 2 adults in critical condition

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: March 3, 2014 - 2:45 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — Authorities say a child has died in a fire at a home in Itasca (eye-TAS'-kah) County.

The sheriff's department says two adults were injured in the fire at a home in Harris Township. They were taken to Grand Itasca Medical Center Sunday night.

Authorities have not released the child's name or age, but a family member tells WDIO-TV (http://bit.ly/1cohdNa) the victim is a 3-year-old boy.

The relative also says the two adults are hospitalized in critical but stable condition, and a second child, a 2-year-old girl, was treated and released.

Two fire departments, several ambulance services, sheriff's deputies, the Minnesota State Patrol, and State Fire Marshal's Office responded to the scene about 9:30 p.m.

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