Child Killed In Belleville Fire

Authorities say a small child was killed and another one hospitalized when fire swept through a north-central Kansas home.

The children’s names were not immediately released, though officials say both were younger than 5 years old.

The medical status of the child who survived the Monday morning fire in 2,000-resident Belleville was not immediately clear.

Officials say the fire broke out in the home’s basement, though the cause of the blaze was not immediately known.

The Kansas State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating.