FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A 2-year-old girl who was among three children and their mother pulled Thursday from a burning home in northeastern Indiana has died, the local coroner’s office said Friday.
Hazel DeFord of Fort Wayne was pronounced dead shortly after she was brought Thursday to a local hospital, said Christopher Meihls, deputy coroner for the Allen County Coroner’s Office.
An autopsy has been completed, but DeFord’s cause of death and manner of death is pending, he said.
Authorities said DeFord, her two siblings and their mother were taken to a hospital in critical condition after they were pulled from their burning home about 5 a.m. Thursday.