A video shows a child being burned to death by a wildfire in North Carolina.
The video was posted to Facebook on Sunday and shows the toddler’s body being dragged from the flames and thrown into a dumpster.
The child is being helped into a vehicle by two women who are wearing fire extinguishers.
One of the women can be heard saying: “The fire is under control.”
The video shows the child being dragged into the dumpster, and she is then heard screaming for help.
A fire extinguiser can be seen in the distance, but the video does not show it being used.
A local fire department spokesman told Al Jazeera that they had received reports of a child who had died from the fire in the area.
The woman who filmed the video said that the child was a one-year-old boy, but she had no details on the circumstances of his death.
The fire department did not immediately respond to Al Jazeera’s request for comment.
The incident came as a major public health emergency was being declared in North Dakota and the surrounding states after two large wildfires swept through the area in recent weeks.
A total of 20 wildfires have burned in the state so far, with another 17,000 people affected.
More than 100,000 homes have been damaged and thousands of people evacuated.
Many of the fires are still raging in the region, and many communities are struggling to deal with the damage.
Al Jazeera spoke to the child’s mother, who said the fire extinguishing equipment was in the family’s driveway and that the girl had been playing in the yard with her father and brother.
“I just hope the fire will go out,” she told Al-Jazeera.
“It was just a terrible accident, a horrible accident, and we are going to make it through this.”