HAYS, Kan. (KAKE) - An 8-month-old baby girl has died in the hospital after being trapped in a house fire in Hays.

At 3:01 p.m. on Sept. 21, firefighters were sent to a structure fire in the 100 blk of West 37th Street. On their way to the fire, they learned that a child was trapped in the house. 

Upon arrival at the house, firefighters were able to remove the child from the house. Then after being taken to Hays Medical Center, the child passed away from injuries caused by the fire.  

The fire caused extensive damage to the home. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Kansas State Fire Marshall’s Office.

A friend of the family has set up a GoFundMe for funeral and medical expenses.