Ariz. Fire Claims 1, Injures 2

MARICOPA, Ariz. -- A mobile home fire claimed the life of a 22-year-old woman Friday morning and severely burned a 1-year-old girl and her 28-year-old aunt, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said. The blaze broke out at...


MARICOPA, Ariz. --

A mobile home fire claimed the life of a 22-year-old woman Friday morning and severely burned a 1-year-old girl and her 28-year-old aunt, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said.

The blaze broke out at about 8:30 a.m. at the structure in the Pinal County community of Maricopa south of Phoenix.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

The girl was flown with severe burns over 36 percent of her body, deputies said. Her was also flown with burns over 70 percent of her body. Both were taken to the Maricopa Burn Unit.

A 3-year-old boy is credited with helping get the 1-year-old girl out of the home, deputies said.

There also was another woman in the home at the time but she got out, possibly the grandmother of the children, deputies said.

The cause is still under investigation and the arson unit from the Phoenix Fire Department is assisting in the investigation.

Authorities said the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

The Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross is helping the family with food, shelter and clothing.

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