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Child dies in San Elizario mobile home fire

Update: A family member identified the child as 11-month-old Marlene.

The family member says Marlene's father, Marcos, tried to enter the fire several times to look for the infant.

He was severely burned in the process and taken to the Lubbock Burn Center in critical condition.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The mobile home is located on Valle Peru Road in San Elizario.

Operation Hope is helping the family with Marlene's funeral costs.

SAN ELIZARIO, Texas (KVIA) -- A family is mourning the loss of a small child who died in a fire Sunday.

The San Elizario Fire Rescue posted on Facebook about the tragedy, stating the "local family needs our community’s support."

A Gofundme set up in support of the family says their mobile home caught fire December 17, 2023. Everything in the home is ruined by smoke damage, the Gofundme stated.

One of the family's twins died in the fire. They are now asking for help. They do not have any necessities to care for the other 1-year-old twin.

ABC-7 is working to learn more about the cause of the fire. Check back for more details.

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