A child died in a St. Petersburg house fire Tuesday morning.
According to St. Pete Fire Rescue, a mother, father and 3-year-old girl escaped the smoke as the fire broke out at a home in the 2700 block of 6th Street South.
The other person, a child, could not be located during the fire and was later confirmed dead by St. Petersburg police.
Authorities have identified the boy as 5-year-old Hassan Vann. Family members tried to go back inside, but the fire was too intense.
Neighbors said the boy was always outside playing and always stopped them to give a smile and say hello.
"He'd be standing on the corner and say, Hey grandma, where you going grandma.' And now he's gone."
Neighbor Brenda Tillman said: "Hassan he was a great baby, he was a beautiful little boy."
UPDATE: Mom, dad, young girl escaped fire. @StPetePD says family tried to rescue boy but fire was too intense @BN9— Katie Jones (@KJones821) April 11, 2017
St. Pete Fire Rescue received multiple calls around 11:40 a.m. reporting smoke billowing from the single story, wood frame home.
Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire a short time later.
Authorities have not released details about what started the fire.
The fire is under investigation.