• Sheriff: 6-year-old killed in Florida house fire

    MIMS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 6-year-old Florida child has died in a house fire.

    Brevard County Sheriff's spokesman Tod Goodyear tells news outlets that the fire was reported early Friday at a home in Mims, which is near Melbourne on Florida's Atlantic Coast.

    The American Red Cross told reporters they are assisting the family, which included guests who were visiting from out of town. The television station reports five people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

    An investigation is underway. Officials haven't released the child's name.

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