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Baby dies in arson fire

A five-month old baby has died and his 29-year-old mother was in hospital with life-threatening injuries after an early morning house fire in Edmonton.

Police say firefighters responded to the fire in southwest Edmonton just before 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Eight people were in the home at the time and six escaped safely.

Police say all eight were taken to hospital, where the baby boy died.

The people in the residence are not all related.

Police say the fire is suspicious and the arson squad along with homicide detectives are investigating.

An autopsy of the baby is scheduled for Wednesday morning.



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