MORENO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A child died and three other people were hospitalized after being rescued from a house fire in Southern California, authorities said.
Riverside County sheriff’s deputies were first on the scene of the blaze around 1:30 a.m. Sunday in Moreno Valley, City News Service reported.
The deputies pulled out two people trapped inside but were unable to save the child, said the city’s mayor, Yxstian Gutierrez.
Firefighters said a fourth victim also was found, but it wasn’t clear if that person was inside the house when deputies arrived.
The three survivors were hospitalized with serious injuries, the Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department said. Four deputies suffered minor injuries.
Officials didn’t immediately provide the gender or age of the