Elsmere boy dies after fire

ELSMERE, KY (FOX19) - An Elsmere boy has died over a week after a fire broke out at his family's home.

Joseph Rickels died Wednesday morning, according to officials at Shriner's Hospital for Children.

The fire broke out the morning of June 26 at a home on Commanche Trail. When fire crews arrived, they found the 9-year-old boy trapped inside the home. He was rescued and taken to Shriner's.

Two adults and another child who were home at the time were able to escape.

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