Child, 6, dies in Fort Lauderdale apartment fire

A six-year-old girl died after an apartment fire in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday night.

The girl's father identified her as Kaileen Alvaranga and said his daughter passed away due to smoke inhalation.

The fire started Sunday night at the apartment located at 1045 NE 8th Avenue. Kaileen's father, Leo Sears, said his daughter lived at the apartment with her mother and her mother's boyfriend.

The girl's aunt said relatives drove down from Palm Beach County after the fire to be with loved ones.  

The cause of the fire is not clear.

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