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UPDATE: Third Child Dies after Racine House Fire

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

RACINE, Wis. (AP) -- A third child has died from a Racine house fire.
Michael Scott Jr. told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that his 7-year-old nephew Michael Scott was pronounced dead Friday.

The boy's sisters, 9-year-old Dayja and 8-year-old Dalijah, died Thursday.

Fire officials say firefighters pulled four unconscious children from a first-floor bedroom about 1 a.m. Thursday.

The uncle says the fourth sibling, 5-year-old Luther Patterson, remains at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and is progressing.

The fire is believed to have started in a bathroom but the cause is still being investigated.


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