Young Boy Killed in House Fire in Delta County

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A 3-year-old boy is dead after a fire broke out in his home.

The fire happened at 20745 N. Road in Eckert. According to Delta County Sheriff Fred McKee, the fire broke out just after noon Wednesday.

When firefighters with the Cedaredge Fire Department got to the house they learned the 3-year-old boy was still inside. They tried to get to him but say the flames and heat were just too much.

The boy's father was able to make it out of the home.

After getting the blaze under control, firefighters found the child dead.

At this time, the cause of the fatal fire is still under investigation.