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Child dies in Fort Lauderdale apartment fire Sunday night

Family used to live in Boynton Beach
Posted: 6:32 AM, Feb 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-19 11:37:11Z

A late night fire inside a Fort Lauderdale apartment claimed the life of a 6-year-old girl.

The father of the victim, Leo Sears, confirmed to WTVJ-TV that his daughter died in a fire that broke out inside the apartment located at 1045 NE 8th Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Officials have not confirmed any details of the fire or the child’s death, but the father said his daughter lived with her mother and the mom’s boyfriend as well as several other children.

WTVJ said the family originally lived in Boynton Beach.

Sears and family members say they have filed multiple complaints with the Florida Department of Children and Families over issues with the mother in the past, but officials have not confirmed that as well.

Courtesy of our news partner at NBC Miami