Missing 2-year-old found safe after fatal fire in Jefferson County

Elizabeth M. Durkee

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. — A two-year-old girl has been found safe after she was reported missing in Fort Atkinson following a fatal fire.

An Amber Alert was issued for the girl around midnight Friday night, following the report of a fatal fire in the 400 block of Foster Street.

Fort Atkinson fire officials tell our partners at CBS 58 the fire started in the back of the home. Officials say a woman was found dead inside and are investigating the cause of death.

Officials said Elizabeth M. Durkee was seen leaving the fire scene with the 2-year-old. Police received information that the 2-year-old was in great danger.

The Amber Alert has since been canceled, but police have not said who she was found with or if that person is in custody. Police have also not released the identity of the woman found dead.