PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An overnight fire has killed an infant in Providence.

WPRI-TV reports that the girl was left in the Bowdoin Street home after everyone else fled the triple-decker building early Saturday. Firefighters who arrived shortly after 3 a.m. found the infant within minutes and removed her from the home, but she did not survive.

Neighbors say the girl was just 10 months old.

Firefighters, who found flames shooting up through the roof and spreading to the neighboring home, required about an hour to get the fire under control.

Fire officials say there were no smoke detectors in the home. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the fire.

No other resident was hurt in the blaze that left ten adults and seven children without a home.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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