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Child hospitalized after downtown Phoenix-area house fire

Posted: 7:56 AM, Aug 07, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-07 15:29:50Z

A child was taken to the hospital after a house fire near downtown Phoenix on Sunday morning.

According to Phoenix Fire officials, a fire broke out near 14th and McKinley streets before 7 a.m.

There were no working fire alarms inside the home, so fire officials say the family was very lucky, especially with the thick, fast-moving smoke.

Two women and a 9-year-old were in the house at the time the fire broke out, but fortunately, they were able to escape with a pet dog. Two cats died in the fire.

The child was taken to the hospital to be checked out.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.