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Toddler hospitalized with severe burns

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Police have launched an investigation after a toddler was brought to St. Luke's Hospital with severe burns on Sunday.

The 17 month-old was flown from St. Luke's to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with life-threatening injuries.

Police say the child received the burns at a Cedar Rapids home on 10th Avenue SW. Investigators questioned the girl's parents, hospital staff and executed a search warrant at the home. Police say the parents provided an explanation for what happened, but they are unable to release that information due to the ongoing investigation. The Department of Human Services is also involved.

More details are expected when the investigation is over. No charges have been filed and no names have been released.

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