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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 14: A CFA Member works on controlled back burns along Putty Road on November 14, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. Crews are working hard to gain the upper hand after devastating fires tore through areas near Colo Heights. Bushfires from the Gospers Mountain bushfire continue to burn. An estimated million hectares of land has been burned by bushfire following catastrophic fire conditions - the highest possible level of bushfire danger. While conditions have eased, fire crews remain on high alert as dozens of bushfires continue to burn. A state of emergency was declared by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday 11 November and is still in effect, giving emergency powers to Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons and prohibiting fires across the state. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

A young female child was killed early Sunday morning due to a house fire in a Plainfield, New Jersey. ABC -7 reported that both the fire & police department arrived to North Avenue near Johnson Avenue with people trapped inside. When responders were able to enter to property, rescuers found a young unresponsive girl and another child who was suffering from smoke inhalation.

The unresponsive girl was pronounced dead during a press conference by Plainfield Deputy Chief Joseph Franklin. The unresponsive child was taken to Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center In Edison. No other casualties have been reported but 23 other people were displaced due to the blaze.

New Jersey Red Cross volunteers have gotten involved and provided 23 people in 4 families with emergency assistance for temporary lodging, food, clothing and other immediate needs. Disaster mental health services are also available for those who are seeking that treatment.

If you or someone you know would like to get involved in volunteering or donating, please take the time to visit the Red Cross New Jersey webpage by clicking here.