BRANCH COUNTY, MI (WLNS) – Officials in Branch County in southern Michigan say a 3-year-old girl was killed in a house fire early Wednesday afternoon.
The sheriff’s office says the fire broke out around 11 a.m. on the 1100 block of Crandell Road in Butler Township.
When deputies arrived on scene they found the girl’s family trying to get back inside to save her. Firefighters were able to get in the home but could not reach the girl because of heavy smoke and flames.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The house is a total loss.