Officials identify 4-year-old killed in East Bakersfield storage unit fire

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Officials identified the young girl killed in a fire as she slept in a makeshift shelter East Bakersfield.

Madelyn Taylor Maddox, 4, was a part of a family of five which appeared to be living in a storage unit on Sterling Road. When the fire broke out around 12:45 a.m. Jan. 3, officials said the family was trapped inside. 

Maddox died at the scene. 

County fire officials haven’t released any information about the cause of the fire. 

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