Early Morning Fire Leaves Child Dead, 4 Others Injured; 4 First Responders Treated for Smoke Inhalation
PHOTOS & VIDEO: UPDATED: A 6 year old child died and four other family members were injured in a home fire early this morning, sources say. The Stirling Avenue fire broke out shortly after 2 AM, and prompted a large response from all Lakewood’s Fire Companies.
Upon arrival to the scene, the Firefighters found the rear of the home engulfed in flames, and called for the FAST Team for reports of a trapped party.
One child, a 6 year old boy, was pronounced dead at Kimball Medical Center an official told TLS. A 9 year old boy suffered burns and smoke inhalation and remains in serious condition with burns and smoke inhalation at Monmouth Medical Center, Detective Captain Paul Daly tells TLS.
Daly says a 2 year old boy was also transported to KMC and treated for smoke inhalation. The parents were also transported to the Hospital with burns, and for smoke inhalation.
Sources say four First Responders – including Police Officers and EMS personnel - were treated for smoke inhalation as well.
Daly says the fire appears to be accidental, and may have been electrical or caused by a cooking element.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. TLS-CAC/TLS-CCP.
This Breaking News story was first reported by The Lakewood Scoop.