Toddler dies in fire in southeast Kansas

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SCAMMON, Kan. (AP) – A child has been reported killed in a house fire in southeast Kansas.

The Joplin Globe reports that the fire occurred early Monday in a home near the town of Scammon, which is located about 140 miles south of Kansas City.

The Cherokee County sheriff’s office says 3-year-old Jesse Walker died in the fire, and the child’s mother and a younger child escaped.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.