SAN FRANCISCO – Authorities say an early morning fire at a Northern California apartment complex has killed an 8-year-old girl who was visiting relatives and injured 10 others.
San Jose fire Capt. Debbie Ward says two adults and five children were inside an apartment unit where the fire broke out at around 1:42 a.m. Sunday.
After knocking the fire down, firefighters found the girl unconscious in the back bedroom of the apartment. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead a short while later.
The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office identified the girl as Adileni Gomez Macedo of Durham, N.C.
The exact cause of the little girl's death hasn't been determined. The 10 other residents of the complex who were injured were treated primarily for minor injuries.