- Associated Press - Monday, July 31, 2017

WILLIAMSTOWN, Vt. (AP) - Police say a 6-year-old boy has died in a house fire in Williamstown, Vermont, that injured his mother and grandfather.

Vermont State Police say there were eight people in the house when the fire was reported at about 3:30 a.m. Monday.

Three family members were taken to the hospital. The child, 6-year-old Chance Martin was pronounced dead at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

Police say 44-year-old Kevin Lashomb, Chance’s grandfather, is listed in stable condition at the UVM Medical Center with burn injuries. His daughter, 23-year-old Tanika Lashomb, who is the mother of Chance, was treated and released.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing.

WPTZ-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2uNMMx8) the boy was trapped in his bedroom.

Firefighters broke a window and rescued him.


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