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(Credit: Kevin Patrick)

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DISTRICT HEIGHTS, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Prince George’s County fire officials say a 2-year-old girl is in critical condition following an early-morning townhouse fire in District Heights.

Officials say firefighters were called to the blaze on Hil-Mar Drive about 1:45 a.m. Friday and arrived to find heavy fire showing from the first floor of the home. Authorities say three adults and one child escaped the home, but that they were unable to rescue the 2-year-old from a second-floor bedroom.

Firefighters used ladders to remove the girl from the home, and CPR was administered to her before she was taken to a hospital.

Officials say a 9-year-old child was also taken to a hospital for evaluation of smoke inhalation injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

WNEW reporter Kevin Patrick has the story…

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