10-Year-Old Boy Killed in Fire at Mobile Home That Was Without Power Following Hurricane Irma
A neighbor said the fire was ignited by a candle.
A 10-year-old boy, whose family was left without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, was killed in a mobile home fire in Florida Thursday, according to reports.
Dee Cole, a neighbor, said that she tried to help the children out of the home during the fire, adding that one of the children told her that a long candle bent and ignited the drapes.
But officials said they have not yet determined the cause of the blaze.
“From the point of view of the fire department, the cause of that fire is under investigation,” Marion County Fire Rescue spokesman James Lucas said.
Two other children, 8 and 12, and two adults in the family were not injured, reports said.
A Marion County Fire Rescue spokesman said the 1-year-old baby was unresponsive when rescuers first arrived, but became more responsive after CPR and was airlifted to the hospital, reports said.
The baby remains in stable condition at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
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