Fully involved fire reported at historic inn in downtown Tryon

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol said a second child has passed away after a car fire on Tuesday night in Jackson County.

Troopers said a woman and her two children were in a 2004 Buick when it caught fire along U.S. 23 westbound.

They said the woman and her 6-year-old daughter were able to escape the fire but suffered severe burns. A 2-year-old boy trapped inside the car perished in the fire.

The mother and daughter were transported to Mission Hospital for treatment and then later moved to Winston-Salem.

Troopers said the 6-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday. The mother remains in critical condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation and a reconstruction unit has been called in to investigate.

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