Officials release cause of death of girl killed in Plainfield house fire

(WTNH / Tina Detelj)


PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — The 6-year-old girl killed in a Wednesday night fire in Plainfield died from burns and smoke inhalation, according to the Medical Examiner’s office.

The child’s death has been ruled an accident. Her mother is reportedly still in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital.

The Fire Marshal tells News 8 the cause of the fire is still under investigation. Officials are still waiting to speak to the mother to determine what the conditions of the home were and what they were doing when the fire started.

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Plainfield Police say two officers responded to a house fire at 10 Winsor Avenue, just before 10:45 p.m. Wednesday, after receiving a 911 call. First responders from Plainfield, Moosup, Central Village, Atwood Hose, Canterbury Ambulance, multiple Moosup American Legion Ambulance, and American Ambulance all responded to the scene.

The house has been turned over to the owners and the insurance company. The building is now uninhabitable.