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18-month-old girl dies in southern New Brunswick house fire: RCMP

Police say the 18-month-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the 18-month-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

An infant died in an early morning house fire in Pennfield, N.B., on Sunday, according to police.

New Brunswick RCMP say the fire at a residence on Highway 175 was reported around 1 a.m.

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Police say the 18-month-old girl was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two adults and two other children escaped the fire without injury.

The Canadian Red Cross said volunteers with the organization have provided the family emergency lodging, food, clothing and other basics.

Police say they’re working with the Provincial Fire Marshal’s office to determine the cause of the fire.

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