An investigation is under way following the death of a 5-month-old child in Danforth and a subsequent fire that destroyed the family’s home.
State Police, the Fire Marshal’s Office and Washington County deputies are involved.
Police got a call from the mother saying her baby was bleeding from the nose.
The baby was brought to a medical facility in Danforth where he was pronounced dead.
A short while later, it was discovered the family’s Weatherbee Street home was on fire.
The family was not home at the time.
Police say the baby’s death is not believed to be connected with the fire.
It is standard procedure for state police to investigate deaths of children under three years old.
An autopsy will be performed.