3-year-old girl, 5-year old girl rescued from a burning house
Updated October 30, 2018 12:03:48 A 5-month-old baby girl was rescued from an apartment fire in California that had burned down a nearby home, authorities said.
The fire started in the apartment where the child’s mother lived and was set to burn for days, officials said.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze, but the mother was left trapped in her home after it caught fire, according to the Ventura County Fire Department.
Authorities said she managed to escape, but she was found dead at a hospital.
Authorities are still trying to determine how she died.
The girl was taken to the hospital for treatment, but her parents have not been identified.
The blaze happened about 2:30 a.m.
Friday at a home on Ventura Boulevard in Lake Forest, about an hour southeast of Los Angeles, according a Los Angeles Fire Department report.
The building was fully engulfed in flames and the fire had engulfed the living room and kitchen, the report said.
Authorities had called for a fire extinguisher but no one responded, the Ventura county fire department said.
It was not immediately clear whether the fire was intentionally set or started deliberately.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, the fire department added.
Authorities did not say if anyone was injured.
The child’s parents are from the Philippines, according the Ventura school district.
The home was occupied by a single woman, authorities have said.
An abandoned house burns in Ventura County, California, October 30.