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A 3-year-old girl died Wednesday while her mother remained in critical condition two days after a fire destroyed their mobile home in southwestern Utah.
The girl was the second person who died from injuries caused by the fire, said Washington police spokesman Ed Kantor. A man who tried to rescue the mother and child died Monday.
The blaze was reported about 7 p.m. Monday at 434 E. Angie Lane, Kantor said.
The 60-year-old man, identified by his family as Richard Kirkland, reportedly had run into the blazing trailer in a failed bid to rescue a 27-year-old woman and 3-year-old child trapped inside. He, the woman and child all were unconscious and suffering varying degrees of burns and smoke inhalation when finally rescued by firefighters.
All three victims were first taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George. Kirkland was pronounced dead soon thereafter, while the woman and girl were flown on to the University Medical Center in Las Vegas.
Kantor said the woman, whose identity was not released, remained in critical condition. He said police likely would not release the name of the child, due to her age.
Firefighters from Washington were joined by crews from neighboring St. George and Hurricane Valley departments in dousing the fire.
The cause of the blaze was under investigation.
A fundraising account has been set up to help Kirkland's family with funeral and medical bills.
Salt Lake Tribune reporter Mariah Noble contributed to this story.