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Child dies in SE Iowa fire

CONESVILLE, Iowa (AP) -- A young child has died in a mobile home fire in the eastern Iowa town of Conesville.

Firefighters responded to the blaze about 8:30 a.m. Friday after a neighbor saw flames shooting from the home's porch.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Authorities say the child was under 2 years old.

The child's family watched from nearby as firefighters fought the fire.

The names of the family members haven't been released.

Neighbor Michael McCulley says he rushed outside to see if he could help but the home was engulfed in flames within seconds.

He says the family was screaming and crying that a child was still inside.

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