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."

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.