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Baby found dead after east Tulsa house fire

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Crews responded around 1 a.m. to the fire at a home near 31st and Memorial. After the fire was put out, investigators say they found the baby dead in one of the rooms. (KTUL)

Firefighters are investigating the cause of a deadly house fire in east Tulsa.

Crews responded around 1 a.m. to the fire at a home near 31st and Memorial. After the fire was put out, investigators say they found the 21-month-old baby dead in the back bedroom.

Family members said a lamp in the bedroom closet could have been the cause.

"Most of the damage in the house was isolated to one of the bedrooms and the hallway," said Stan May, spokesman for the Fire Department.

Twelve-year-old Jasmin Dudley said she was watching tv inside the home at the time of the fire and smelled the smoke.

She said she jumped up from the couch and screamed to wake up her aunt and baby cousin sleeping in one room and her uncle sleeping in another.

Her uncle ran outside and her aunt got outside by breaking through the bedroom window with her daughter still stuck inside.

Family members identify the baby as Carabelle Douglas. She would have been two in March.

The baby's mother was taken to the hospital. Family members said she is badly burnt and has smoke inhalation. She had to be sedated while she recovers.

Homicide detectives responded to the scene, but investigators say they will not investigate the baby's death as a homicide.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family with funeral costs.

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