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8-year-old girl killed after tree falls on home in Lincoln County

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An 8-year-old girl died after a tree fell on top of her home in Lincoln County on Tuesday night, according to North Lincoln Fire & Rescue.

Firefighters responded to the scene on the 500 block of North Deerlane Drive around 11:14 p.m. in the unincorporated community of Otis, about seven miles northeast of Lincoln City.

The girl's father, who is a volunteer firefighter with North Lincoln Fire & Rescue, called 911 and tried to rescue his daughter.

At least 18 volunteer firefighters worked with chainsaws to free the girl. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she later died.

The girl was identified Wednesday as Zaylee Schlecht. A GoFundMe account has been started on behalf of the family. 

Nobody else inside the home was injured.

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