LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) — A 27-year-old man has been arrested in connection to an explosion yesterday morning that left a 2-year-old dead, according to Arkansas State Police.

Ricky Lee Carter is the boyfriend of the mother of the four children who were in the house. He was assisted by a Paris police officer to get three of the children out at the scene before being taken in for questioning.

The toddler was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead.

Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting the investigation with help from the ASP Fire Marshal's Section, the ASP Crimes against Children Division, the Paris Police Department and the Paris Fire Department.

The investigation is ongoing.