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One-year-old girl dies after 'fire pit incident' that injured family members

ELGIN COUNTY, ONTARIO, CANADA — Provincial police say a one-year-old girl has died days after an incident around a fire pit that left four other family members injured at their home in Bayham, Ont. 

Investigators say the "fire incident' happened on Monday evening, and the tot died in hospital on Thursday. 

A four-year-old boy and seven-year-old girl also suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident. 

A 28-year-old woman and 33-year-old man were badly hurt, but police did not classify their injuries as life-threatening.

Investigators did not provide an update on the condition of the survivors.   

Police say the criminal investigation branch has taken over the probe, along with the coroner's office. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 17, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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