Child Critical After Being Rescued From Burning Home

Two other children, three adults also treated.

Brian Kelly
May 26, 2018 - 10:23 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX)-Doctors are trying to save the life of a young child who was rescued early Saturday morning, from his burning north-side home. Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson tells KMOX crews were returning from one pre-dawn fire when they got the call to the home on Enright off Kingshighway. "We had a report there were children inside the building and possibly a couple of adults," he says. "It appears the grandfather had escorted two of the children out of the building but we still had one child trapped somewhere on the second floor."

Jenkerson says they found a six to eight-year-old male child on the second floor, in a back hallway. "(He was) in full arrest. They got the child out of the building and passed the child off to Medic 13, who was on the scene at the same time. They worked the child all the way to the hospital." He says they did get a pulse back before arriving at the emergency room. However, the child is said to be in very critical condition.

Two other children were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening smoke inhalation. Three adults were treated on the scene. 

"Responded very quickly," Jenkerson says of the firefighters. "Time proved to be a big difference maker here. Hopefully, this child will pull through. Still in very critical condition, but tremendous save. Great teamwork by the fire department and EMS units on the scene."

The fire investigation team and St. Louis Bomb and Arson are investigating the cause of the fire. 


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