NC girl dies in house fire

Durham, NC - DURHAM, NC (AP) - A 12-year-old North Carolina girl has died after fire erupted in her home and family members were unable to get to her.

Multiple media outlets reported that Destiny Ledwell of Durham died in the blaze about 7 a.m. Sunday. Sixteen-year-old Christopher Ledwell says he was unable to get his sister's door open and tried get to some water from the kitchen but the water pressure was low.

He says family members were unable to get the girl's window open. Durham Deputy Fire Chief Dan Curia says it took 20 minutes to put out the fire. The cause is under investigation.

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