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7-year-old Injured in House Fire

Posted on February 20, 2013 1:48 pm under Fires and Explosions

A house fire severely injured a 7-year-old boy this past Saturday, the Milwaukee Fire Department said.

The boy sustained injuries from smoke inhalation when a fire hit his home at the 3400 block of S. 10 Street, according to a report. Deputy Chief Jack Christianson said the boy had to be revived twice before he was rushed to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa.

The fire broke out at around 7 a.m. and flames were coming through the roof when fire fighters came to the scene. The 7-year-old was found inside the building by rescuers. Captain Eric Moore of the Milwaukee Police said the parents of the boy were at work, and the boy’s grandfather was sleeping downstairs when the fire broke out.

The grandfather was not injured and told the rescuers there was a boy upstairs. Initial investigations suggest electrical fault caused the fire.

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