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Toddler Dies From Injuries Sustained in Evansville House Fire

According to the Vanderburgh County Coroner, the 3-year-old pulled from a Friday house fire has died. His grandmother has been flown to Louisville for treatment of second-degree burns.

Posted: Apr 16, 2021 7:20 PM
Updated: Apr 17, 2021 8:27 AM

Update: According to the Vanderburgh County Coroner the 3-year-old pulled from a Friday house fire has died. The toddler was pulled from the house by firefighters and taken to Deaconess Midtown for treatment.

His grandmother has been flown to Louisville for treatment of second-degree burns.

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A little boy and his grandmother are being treated for 2nd-degree burns after their home caught fire Friday evening.

According to the Evansville Fire Department, the grandmother was able to crawl out of a second-story window onto a roof. Good Samaritan from a nearby body shop used a ladder to get her down.

When fire crews arrived at the Read Street home, the 3-year-old was still inside. Firefighters were able to rescue the little boy, but say the smoke inside the building made it difficult.

The grandmother and toddler were both taken to Deaconess Midtown for their injuries. 44News is told the grandmother was then flown to Louisville for treatment.

EFD says the fire started in the basement of the home, but the cause remains under investigation.

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