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Officials: 3-year-old boy dies in fire at Iowa home

Officials: 3-year-old boy dies in fire at Iowa home

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy has died in a fire at a Sioux City home.

The Sioux City Journal reports that Nicholas Torres died of smoke inhalation Friday night. Fire Marshal Mark Aesoph said at a news conference Monday that Torres' parents were outside on a back porch at their home when the fire broke out.

Firefighters arrived and found the structure engulfed in flames, but they could not immediately enter the home due to the intensity and size of the fire. Officials say the child was found in the living room, where they believe the fire started.

Aesoph said both parents sustained burns in their unsuccessful attempt to save their son.

According to authorities, the home did not have any working smoke alarms. An investigation is ongoing.

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