Legal News for Indiana Personal Injury Attorneys. An Indianapolis residential blaze caused 3 children, 1 teen and 2 firefighters to suffer injuries.
Indiana personal injury attorney alerts- A residential fire left two children in critical condition and four others, including two firefighters, injured.
Indianapolis, IN—Three children, a teenager and two firefighters suffered injuries ranging from minor to critical after a residential fire broke out on Tuesday morning, March 30, 2010. The blaze occurred in a home located on the 700 block of South Cottage in Indianapolis, Indiana, according to information provided by WISHTV.com.
According to reports, an unidentified 14-year-old babysitter had spent the night at the home after being hired to watch three children during their spring break vacation but was awoken by the smell of smoke. The teenager immediately rushed to the living room where the three children were asleep and proceeded to toss an 8-year-old boy out the window to safety. He then apparently jumped out the window after the child, only to storm back into the home to rescue a 3-year-old boy as well. During that time, a neighbor reportedly called 911. Fire rescue crews were subsequently dispatched to the scene of the inferno at 5:45 a.m., where quickly managed to save a 7-year-old boy who was still in the burning home.
The teen and three children were transported to Riley Hospital for Children to be treated by doctors and nurses. The 3-year-old and 7-year-old suffered from severe smoke inhalation and were listed in critical condition, while the 8-year-old and 14-year-old suffered from smoke inhalation as well as lacerations. Two firefighters sustained non-life threatening injuries, though it was not stated whether they required medical transport.
Although the home was completely destroyed in the blaze, those injured are expected to recover. Investigations into what might have prompted the fire to be ignited are expected to be underway.
Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers.