Columbus toddler dies at Still Burn Center

COLUMBUS, Ga. - A toddler burned in a fire at a Columbus home day care has died.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that 1-year-old Michael Duvard Jr. died Saturday afternoon at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He was just three days short of his second birthday.

Muscogee County Coroner Bill Thrower said Michael died of complications from his fire injuries. The Columbus toddler was one of nine children at a home that was found engulfed in flames Friday afternoon.

Two adults were also in the house, which witnesses said was used as a day care center.

Fire officials said Saturday the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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