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Boy, 5, dies in hospital after mobile home fires in Red Deer County

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WATCH ABOVE: Tragedy has struck a small community west of Red Deer. As Sarah Ryan reports, a trailer home fire has now claimed the lives of two children. – Mar 10, 2020

A five-year-old boy has died in hospital after three mobile homes went up in flames in Red Deer County late last month.

A man, woman and two boys were taken to hospital after the fires at Les’s Trailer Park on Feb. 28. A seven-year-old girl was found dead at the scene when the fires were extinguished, RCMP said at the time.

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On Tuesday morning, Blackfalds RCMP said a five-year-old boy who was taken to hospital following the fires died in hospital last Friday.

Cpl. Ronald Bumbry with RCMP media relations said one woman who was taken to hospital at the time remained in hospital Tuesday. Everyone else who was taken to hospital has since been released, Bumbry said Tuesday.

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Fire crews were called to the trailer park at around 2 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28.

Three mobile homes were on fire, one of which was destroyed. All five people were in the same mobile home, RCMP said.

Neighbour Darrell Comis said it’s hard to believe two children have died.

“We know our parents go and grandparents, brothers and sisters, but it’s harder when it’s a child.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the RCMP and Red Deer County Fire Services.

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A fatal fire in Les’s Trailer Park in Red Deer County on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Nicole Stillger, Global News
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A fatal fire in Les’s Trailer Park in Red Deer County on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Nicole Stillger, Global News
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A fatal fire in Les’s Trailer Park in Red Deer County on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Nicole Stillger, Global News

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