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2 killed, including 9-year-old, in Plainfield house fire

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Plainfield — Two people were killed, including a 9-year-old child, when a house went up in flames Tuesday night in Plainfield, police said.

Plainfield police and fire departments responded about 10 p.m. to 855 Norwich Road, where they found a home engulfed in flames, according to Plainfield police Chief Michael G. Surprenant.

The owner of the home was outside and told responders that two people were trapped inside the home, including the child. Due to the magnitude of the flames, firefighters weren't able to get inside, police said.

Once the fire was under control, firefighters entered the home and found the two people dead. They had not yet been identified and a cause of death had not been determined, pending autopsies, police said.

Plainfield school officials were notified of the child's death and schools were offering support services Wednesday, police said

The cause of the fire still was under investigation by the Plainfield Fire Marshal's Office, the Plainfield Police Department and the Connecticut State Police Fire and Explosion Investigation Unit.

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