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Young Amish boy now identified as victim of fatal Busti fire...

A two-year Amish child has died in a fire in the top floor of a three-story farmhouse in the town of Busti -- near the Harmony town line.  Busti Fire Chief Mike Volpe last night identified the child as Eli Shetler.  Volpe says crews were called to the scene at 4835 Kortwright Road just after 2 p.m., and, says they quickly called for mutual aid because a number of family members were reportedly trapped inside the burning home.  Volpe says firefighters initially tried to make an entry to the second and third-floors... but, were turned back by the intensity of the flames.  He says they tried again later... and, were still looking for the toddler early this evening.  All other family members got out okay.  Two firefighters also escaped serious injury when part of a floor gave way.

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