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A child is dead following an apartment fire in Dallas Sunday morning, according to a spokesperson for Dallas Fire-Rescue.
A call for the fire came in around 9:15 a.m. from the Casa Flora Apartments in the 2600 block of Highland Road. When firefighters arrived on scene, they entered the second-floor apartment and quickly extinguished the flames, but the child was not able to get out in time.
Firefighters pulled him out of the unit, where he was pronounced dead.
Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman Jason Evans said the first units to arrive at the Casa Flores development at 2612 Highland Road encountered flames coming from the second-floor apartment at 9:15 a.m.
A woman and two of her children were able to escape with significant injuries, but a five-year-old child was trapped in the burning unit and pronounced dead at the scene.
One neighbor said he heard the mother screaming for help as her children were hiding in a bathroom.
Amateur video shows two apartment residents trying in vain to battle the heavy flames using fire extinguishers.