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Boy, 3, dies in West Slope house fire

GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado ” A 3-year-old boy is dead after a fire at his home in Eckert.

Delta County authorities say they received a 911 call about the blaze shortly after noon Wednesday.

Fire crews arrived a short time later and learned the boy was still inside, but they couldn’t get into the house because of the extreme heat.

Firefighters located the boy after bringing the fire under control.

The Delta County coroner pronounced the boy dead. The child’s father escaped the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

No names have been released.

Eckert is about 35 miles southeast of Grand Junction, or 9 miles northeast of the city of Delta.

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