Tragedy struck at Fort Polk on Tuesday night where a child died in a fire that occurred in base housing.

Louisiana media outlets are reporting that it occurred shortly before 9:00 at a residence in Palmetto Terrace, which is a housing section on the west side of the Army base. Palmetto Terrace is located about 2.5 miles east of the Fort Polk main entrance off of U.S. Highway 171.

Fort Polk officials say the cause of the fire is now under investigation.

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