10-year-old killed, toddler hurt in mobile home fire

Last Updated: Thursday, September 14, 2017, 12:01 PM EDT

A 10-year-old child was killed in a mobile home fire and a 1-year-old hospitalized early Thursday, Marion County Sheriff's officials said.

  • 10-year-old killed, 1-year-old hurt after mobile home fire
  • 2 adults, 3 children escaped the early-morning blaze
  • Marion Sheriff's detectives investigating child's death

Five people — two adults and three children — escaped the fire, but the 10-year-old was found inside the Ocklawaha home.

When firefighters got to the home on the 5000 block of SE 183rd Avenue Road at about 3 a.m., it was already engulfed in flames.

The toddler was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville and was last listed in stable condition.

The state fire marshal is investigating the fire, and Marion Sheriff's major crimes detectives are investigating the child's death.