Young Boy Dies in California Apartment Fire

A 3-year-old child who was among nine people injured in a fire that destroyed two units of a San Juan Capistrano apartment complex has died, reports KTLA 5.

The boy, who was identified as Jaiden Liborio, passed away around 11:45 p.m. at Children’s Hospital in Mission Viejo, according to the Orange County Coroner’s office.

He would have turned 4 next month.

A total of nine people, including six children, had been injured in the fire, Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority said Tuesday.

Jaiden, along with his 20-year-old mother and 2-year-old brother, were all in grave condition after they were rescued by firefighters, officials had said at the time.

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