3-year-old child dies, 2 adults injured in Blue Springs fire

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BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — A 3-year-old child died and two adults suffered minor injuries in a fire at a Blue Springs apartment complex.

The fire was reported Friday morning at the Apple Gate East apartment complex, said Fire Chief Jeff Grote, of the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District.

A man and woman were able to escape the blaze. Firefighters had the fire under control within 15 minutes but found the child dead inside, Grote said.

The two adults were treated at a hospital for minor injuries.

Grote did not say how the child and adults were related.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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