3-year-old killed in fire found with dog huddled by his side

SPOKANE, Wash. – A 3-year-old who died in a fire in North Spokane was found huddled with his dog, who stayed by his side, and a teddy bear.

It happened just before 11:30 p.m. at a home on East Longfellow Road near North Myrtle Street.

Officials said firefighters arrived within minutes of the call and several people were able to escape from the home, including other young children. Firefighters then found one child dead inside the home shortly after making entry. Officials said the home did not have working smoke detectors.

Once the fire was put out, Spokane Fire Department’s Special Investigative Unit as well as Spokane Police Major Crimes Detectives responded to the scene. Both agencies will be investigating the incident.

No one else was injured. Anyone who witnessed the fire who has not already talked to investigators is asked to call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.

The Associated Press contributed to this story

(© 2016 KREM)


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