Officials ID man, 5-year-old child killed in Iowa house fire
BETTENDORF, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a man and 5-year-old girl have died in an eastern Iowa house fire that also injured two others.
The Quad-City Times reports the fire broke out early Thursday morning in Bettendorf house.
Arriving firefighters found an 18-year-old man outside the home who had escaped with minor injuries.
Firefighters learned three others were inside the burning home and pulled them from the flames.
Officials say 66-year-old Robert Wickham and 5-year-old Taylor Treanton died at a hospital from smoke inhalation.
Another person, 63-year-old Mary Wickham, remained hospitalized Friday in critical condition.
The 18-year-old man, Jodd Wickham, was treated and released from the hospital. Fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire.
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