2-year-old Merced boy killed in fire

May 23, 2012 

— A 2-year-old boy was killed in a fire at a South Merced apartment complex Tuesday morning, the Merced Police Department reported.

Kareem Butler Jr. was trapped in a bedroom after the fire started in one of three units at an apartment building in the 100 block of East 12th Street, police said.

By the time fire crews arrived — four minutes after getting the report — the boy was dead, according to Merced City Fire Chief Mike McLaughlin.

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