BELLEVILLE, Kansas – A child has died in a house fire in north-central Kansas. It happened early Monday morning in Belleville.
According to Republic County Emergency Management Coordinator Raymond Raney, the fire started in a home in the 700 block of 23rd Street around 8:30 a.m.
The fire began in the basement and spread. Two children under the ages of 5 years old were found in the home. The youngest died. There is no word on condition of the other child.
The Kansas State Fire Marshall has been called to investigate.