- Associated Press - Monday, December 28, 2015

KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) - Authorities in Kankakee say a 7-year-old girl has died in a house fire.

Kankakee County Coroner Bob Gessner identified the girl as T’Niyah Hale. Authorities tell WVLI radio (https://bit.ly/1mL0yts ) that the fire destroyed a two-story home Saturday morning, injuring four people and killing the girl. Officials say the fire was so intense that it delayed firefighters from entering the home.

Gessner says fire officials say they believe the cause of the blaze was a hair dryer. Gessner says the hair dryer caught bedding on fire as it was being used for warmth.


Information from: WVLI-FM.

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