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Travel trailer fire kills 3-year-old Southeast Texas boy

Published On: Dec 08 2012 03:06:40 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 08 2012 03:08:21 PM CST
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ABILENE, Texas -

MAGNOLIA, Texas (AP) - A 3-year-old Southeast Texas boy has died in a fire in a travel trailer.
    
The Montgomery County fire marshal's office identified the victim of the Saturday morning blaze west of Magnolia as Dakota Myers. His body was found in a back room.
    
A 10-year-old cousin also in the mobile home was able to flee. He and another adult have been treated for smoke inhalation.
    
An assistant fire marshal, Scott Burlin, tells Houston TV station KTRK relatives and neighbors and then firefighters tried to reach the child's room but the flames were too intense.
    
Cause for the blaze hasn't been determined yet but authorities say the place did not have working smoke detectors.
    
Magnolia is about 40 miles northwest of Houston.