Girl, 8, dies in mobile home fire in Shepherd

SHEPHERD, Texas (AP) - A mobile home fire in southeast Texas has left an 8-year-old girl dead.

The San Jacinto County Sheriff's Office identifies the victim as Carlecia Boyd. Her two brothers and a family friend who was at the mobile home escaped unharmed.  The fire happened Sunday at a residence in Shepherd, about 45 miles northeast of Houston.

Investigators say the fire broke out after the children's father took their mother to work. The cause of the blaze is sought.

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