Child Believed Missing In Raleigh Fire Found Safe With Family

Authorities in Raleigh say a child who lived with three people who died in an apartment fire has been found safely with relatives.

The fire was one of several that struck across the state on Thursday. Two people died in an early morning fire in Durham, a wind-whipped blaze destroyed as many as 35 townhouses in north Raleigh and several brush fires also burned Thursday evening.

Raleigh police Captain Chris Bertram says firefighters found the badly burned bodies of a 30-year-old man, a 26-year-old woman and an infant inside an apartment near downtown after breaking through a dead-bolted door.

It was not immediately clear if the victims were related.

Authorities were treating the apartment as a crime scene.

A missing 4 and a half-year-old girl who lived in the apartment was found late last night with family members. Bertram says she'll be remaining with them for the time being.


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