Woman, Toddler Die In Dodge City House Fire

By: AP, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: AP, Posted by Chelsey Moran

DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) _ Authorities in Dodge City say a house fire that killed two people has been ruled accidental.

Six people were in the home when the fire broke out around 11 a.m. Thursday. Four people managed to escape, but KAKE-TV reports a woman and a 2-year-old boy were killed.

Dodge City authorities have identified a woman and child killed in a house fire earlier this week.

Dodge City officials say 51-year-old Luz Maria Conejo and 2-year-old Pablo Antonio Coca-Conejo died of smoke inhalation in the fire Thursday.

Investigators believe the fire started in the living room. They're still trying to pinpoint the cause.

An off-duty police officer reported seeing smoke coming from the home and called 911. About 15 Dodge City firefighters responded.

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