Child living in storage unit dies in fire

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A child has died in a fire inside a Bakersfield storage unit where a family of five had been living, authorities said.

A child has died in a fire inside a Bakersfield storage unit, where a family of five had been living, authorities said.

The Kern County Fire Department responded to the blaze shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday after reports of children possibly trapped inside.

When firefighters arrived, they found the storage unit engulfed in flames. Crews found the child, believed to be 4 or 5 years old, dead inside the unit.

Three other family members were rushed to the hospital.

The cause of the fire was under investigation.

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