A young child died in a fire in South Paris, Maine, on Tuesday, officials said.
The fire at a home on Nichol Street was reported just before 2 p.m., according to Maine State Police.
The 5-year-old was rushed to the hospital from the scene but later died, NBC affiliate News Center Maine reported.
When firefighters arrived at the fire scene, they determined that a woman had been inside the home when the fire broke out with her three children, a 5-year-old boy and two girls, a 3-year-old and a 9-month-old. The family had been renting the home.
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The mother was ble to get her two younger children out of the home, but not the 5-year-old.
The child's name has not yet been released, and the fire remains under investigation.
The boy was identified Wednesday as Alek Packard, and officials said his autopsy determined he was injured in the fire. Foul play isn't suspected in Alek's death, but the investigation is ongoing.