COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- Despite her father's efforts to save her, a baby girl died in a house fire Sunday in Columbus's Hilltop neighborhood.

Catherine Neese would have been one month old Monday.

Darrell Neese, 38, is hospitalized with burns he suffered as he tried to save his daughter from the smoke and flames on the second floor of the South Wayne Ave. home.

The baby's mother tells ABC6/Fox28 she was downstairs fixing a bottle when she heard her daughter's cries over the baby monitor.

The cause is still being investigated.

(Information from the Associated Press was used in this story.)