Girl, 12, dead in North Manchester house fire

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NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (WANE) — A 12-year-old girl pulled from a house fire in North Manchester Tuesday morning has died.

North Manchester Fire crews were called just after midnight to a home in the 1000 block of North Market Street, near Manchester High School, on a report of a structure fire.

Firefighters arrived to find an active fire in a bedroom of the home, and were told a person was still inside, according to a report. Firefighters and police at the scene found 12-year-old Alyvia Floor in a northwest-side bedroom, close to a window.

A firefighter was able to pull the girl out through a window, but she was unresponsive. Medics began treating her but “efforts to revive her were unsuccessful.”

Manchester Community Schools released the following statement about the loss of one of its students:

Manchester Community Schools is heartbroken to have received word of an unthinkable tragedy regarding the loss of one of our students in an early morning house fire. Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of our student. This loss creates many emotions, concerns and questions for our entire community, especially our students. During this time, as the school community processes the tragic news and copes with grief, Manchester Community Schools will offer counseling and bereavement support services to all of our students and staff. We are devastated by this inconceivable loss, but we know that we are part of an amazing community that will pull together to support one another throughout this difficult time.

Firefighters battled the fire for nearly 40 minutes before it was under control, the report said. Crews were at the scene until around 6:30 a.m.

The home’s exterior was left with visible smoke damage and charring.

The report said the fire began in the northeast bedroom, but the cause is not known. No other information was available.

Market Street was closed as firefighters worked.

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