HAYS, Kan. (KSNW) — A 7-month-old baby died as a result of a house fire in Hays on Wednesday.

The Hays Fire Department (HFD) said in a news release that around 3 p.m., 911 received a call of a structure fire in the 100 block of W. 37th St. in Hays.

While emergency services were on their way, it was reported that a child was trapped inside the house.

Photo by James Bell (Courtesy: HaysPost.com)

Firefighters were able to find the baby. The infant was taken to a local hospital but later died.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.