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Police: Frankfort apartment fire leaves 2-year-old dead; mother, sister seriously injured


FRANKFORT, Kentucky — Police say an early morning fire at a Frankfort apartment building killed a 2-year-old boy and seriously injured his mother and newborn sister.

The State Journal of Frankfort reports ( ) the blaze at Country Hills Apartments happened around 1:45 a.m. Friday. In a statement, Franklin County Coroner Will Harrod identified the boy as Demetrius Johnson.

On Friday, Frankfort Police Maj. Rob Warfel said that the state fire marshal's office is assisting in the investigation to determine the cause of the blaze. Warfel said there was no reason to consider it suspicious at the time.

Eight units at Country Hills were affected by the blaze.

Lead case worker for the local Red Cross Kim Black says her agency assisted over 20 residents displaced by the fire.

Information from: The State Journal,

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