10-week-old girl dies after house fire in Northern B.C.
Father suffered severe burns to chest, face trying to save baby: RCMP
A two-and-a-half-month old girl has died after a house caught fire in Northern B.C. earlier this week.
The RCMP was called to the home on Lahagarte Road, 89 kilometres west of Fort St. John, just before 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
Officers arrived on scene to find the house had already collapsed in flames.
They were told the family living in the house had escaped to a neighbour's. There, officers learned the baby had died after her father pulled her from the home.
A statement said the man suffered "severe burns to his face and upper body trying to save his child."
He was later flown to a hospital for treatment.
On Friday, Cpl. Madonna Saunderson said police and fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire, although it does not appear to be suspicious.