Tennessee apartment fire claims toddler's life, puts family in hospital

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ANTIOCH, Tenn. (CNN) -- Tragedy strikes a community in nearby Davidson County, Tennessee.

An apartment fire early Monday in Antioch claims the life of 3-year-old Elizabeth Dessie and puts the rest of her family in the hospital.

The father, Endalamaw Dessie Tesfaye, is suffering from burns covering 80 percent of his body.

The mother, Ehitayehu Dessie and her 5-year-old brother were in stable condition in the hospital at last report.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

Over 20 other residents have been displaced but no other injuries are reported.



 
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