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Authorities: 12-year-old boy dies, 17-year-old brother injured following house fire in Detroit

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DETROIT — Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has died and his 17-year-old brother was injured in a house fire on Detroit's east side.

PHOTO: Broken widows and scattered debris are seen, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at a home the caught fire on Detroit's east side. Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has died and his 17-year-old brother was injured in the blaze. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Todd McInturf)  DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUt, MAGS OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Broken widows and scattered debris are seen, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at a home the caught fire on Detroit's east side. Authorities say a 12-year-old boy has died and his 17-year-old brother was injured in the blaze. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Todd McInturf) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUt, MAGS OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

WWJ-AM and The Detroit News report crews responded early Friday and the boys were pulled from the burning home by rescuers.

The Detroit Fire Department identifies the boy who died as Quartez Burrell. The Detroit Free Press reports his older brother had smoke inhalation and third-degree burns.

The boys' parents reportedly made it out of the home and told firefighters that their children were still inside. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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