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Boy, 10, trapped, critically injured in fire in Reading

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Published On: Jan 03 2014 04:06:39 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 03 2014 07:33:02 PM CST

A 10-year-old boy who was rescued from a burning home in Reading has died, officials said.

READING, Pa. -

A 10-year-old boy who was rescued from a burning home in Reading has died, officials said.

The fire broke out around 4:25 p.m. on the second floor of the three-story home in the 1100 block of Elm Street.

The boy was trapped on the third floor of the home, and firefighters managed to get him out and into a waiting ambulance, officials said.

The child, whose name has not been released, was rushed to the hospital, where a deputy chief said he died a short time later.