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Child dies in Milford fire

MILFORD, Iowa -- The name of a two-year-old child who died in a fire late Saturday night in Milford has not yet been released, pending notification of the family, the Milford Fire Department reported.

The Milford Fire Department was called at 11:19 p.m. Saturday to a fatal structure fire at 1411 Sixth St., suite 119 at Pioneer Trailer Court, Milford.

On arrival, fire crews said they had heavy smoke and fire conditions, and were informed that there was a child still inside.

Crews entered from both ends of the trailer house and were met with high heat and heavy smoke. Firefighters recovered the body of a two-year-old boy in the residence.

Fire crews were on the scene for approximately three hours.

Assisting were the Milford Police, Arnolds Park Police, Milford Utilities and the Iowa State Fire Marshals Office.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Iowa State Fire Marshals Office.