Child Found Dead After Fire in Polk County

KATHLEEN, Fla. (AP) -- A 3-year-old child was found dead in a home that burned in Polk County.
The child, who was identified as Landon Myers, was found Wednesday in a back room of the burning home. Emergency officials say the child's father was also injured and airlifted to Tampa General Hospital. Five other family members in the home were not injured.
According to officials, the fire in the mobile home was first reported about 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Officials said firefighters attempted several times to rescue the child but were unable to because of the heat and flames. Landon died at the scene.

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