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Firefighters kneel, pray after mother and baby die from falling tree

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A group of firefighters in Wilmington, North Carolina, knelt and prayed outside the home where a mother and her infant died when a tree fell Friday.

They were the first known deaths attributed to Tropical Storm Florence, which was a Category 1 hurricane when it struck the city.

Firefighters and rescue crew pray in front of a home after removing a resident trapped inside, due to a fallen tree, during Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Hurricane Florence is delivering driving wind, pelting rain and torrential flooding to North Carolina, killing at least two people as it grinds through the region. Photographer: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg via Getty Images © Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg/Getty Images Firefighters and rescue crew pray in front of a home after removing a resident trapped inside, due to a fallen tree, during Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S., on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. Hurricane Florence is delivering driving wind, pelting rain and torrential flooding to North Carolina, killing at least two people as it grinds through the region. Photographer: Alex Wroblewski/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The father was injured in the incident and was transported to a hospital, officials said.

Officials said several agencies responded to the incident. A reporter for CNN Wilmington affiliate WWAY said firefighters where shaken up by what they encountered at the home.

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