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New Brunswick fire claims eight-year-old girl

Sept. 18, 2012, Canton des Basques, N.B. – RCMP say an eight-year-old girl is dead after a fire broke out at the home she shared with her family of six in northeastern New Brunswick.

September 18, 2012
By The Canadian Press

Sept. 18, 2012, Canton des Basques, N.B. – RCMP say an eight-year-old girl is dead after a fire broke out at the home she shared with her family of six in northeastern New Brunswick.

Police say the home in Canton des Basques was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived late Monday afternoon.

Five family members, including two adults and three children under the age of nine, were able to escape the burning home.

One of the adults, a 41-year-old man, was taken to hospital to be treated for burns.

Police say the body of the little girl was later recovered.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but police say it is not believed to be suspicious.


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