ATLANTA — Officials say a 6-year-old girl has died following a fire at an apartment complex in northeast Atlanta.

News organizations report that fire crews responded to the scene Sunday afternoon, where they rescued the girl from the burning apartment.

The child was taken to the hospital, where she later died. Officials have not released the girl’s identity.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation.

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