Officials: 2 dead, 3 hurt in early morning house fire

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Eastpointe police are investigating a fire which left 2 people dead and 3 others seriously injured.

Fire dispatch received several calls of a home on fire in the 21000 block of Nevada around 7 a.m. Saturday morning.  

When police officers arrived, they found the home engulfed in flames. Officers learned that one person had escaped the fire and three family members were trapped inside.

The Eastpointe Fire Department arrived on scene and rescued three people from the home. Two of the victims, a male and a female - both 40 years old, died at the scene. The surviving family members were transported to a local hospital for treatment. One victim is in critical condition, the other in stable condition. All of the victims are related.

Monday afternoon, the family informed FOX 2 a 13-year-old girl who had been rescued from the fire has died from her injuries. 

Eastpointe Police and Fire investigators are working with state and local partners to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

Police also say that it is unknown at this point whether there were any working smoke detectors in the home. It is extremely important to have operational smoke detectors in your home. Smoke detectors can prevent tragedy. Please check your smoke detectors today.

Donations for the family are being accepted on a GoFundMe fundraiser set up by the family.