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Firefighters: Child killed in central Iowa house fire

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Firefighters say a child has died in a fire at a rural central Iowa house.

The fire was reported around 8 a.m. Thursday in a house northwest of Perry. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that firefighters were told a child was trapped in an upstairs area of the house.

Fire officials say that when crews arrived, the house was fully engulfed in flames. Officials confirmed that a child died in the fire. The identity of the child has not yet been released.

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The Iowa State Fire Marshall's office is helping with the investigation. A cause of the fire has not been determined, but fire officials said they do not suspect foul play.

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