Posted: Apr 10, 2013 1:54 PM by Associated Press
WILLOW SPRINGS- A fire in southwest Missouri has claimed the life of a 2-year-old boy.
Willow Springs Police Chief Dan Dunn says Cooper Bittick died in the fire early Wednesday at his grandmother's house.
Dunn says the fire might have started in the kitchen but the state fire marshal is still investigating.
Officials say the boy's mom had just dropped him off at the home on her way to work before the fire.
The home is a total loss.