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Saturday, October 01, 2011

CSW BREAKING: Child Critically Injured- Dies- in Overland Park KS House Fire

Johnson County KS's MEDACT-EMS has transported an "approximately 6-year-old female" child in very critical condition with "100% 2nd-degree burns" to Overland Park Regional Med Center from a fire in her family's duplex.

The fire was in the 10200 block of West 86th Terrace and Switzer- and OPFD crews were called to the scene at approximately 10:55 p.m. Saturday night.

The child was found inside the burning structure by fire crews shortly after 11 p.m.- and CPR was being performed on the young victim by the MEDACT crew.

The girl later died of her injuries.

An adult and a child who was also inside when the fire broke out managed to escape.

The other child suffered minor smoke inhalation.

There is as of yet no cause determined of this fire.

There reportedly was no working smoke detector in the residence.


Anonymous said...

Those are new enough housing units that should have had smoke detectors wired in as house was built.

Groucho K. Marx said...

Yes indeed SD...

ANOTHER senseless tragedy and God Bless the girl's family and friends.