Fire Injures Family of Five
POSTED: Friday, January 28, 2011 - 8:59am
UPDATED: Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 7:14pm
UPDATE: 7:59 a.m. Three children and their grandparents are in the hospital this morning after an early morning fire ripped through their Northeast El Paso Home while they slept. The fire started just before 1:30 this morning in the 10100 block of Wolverine. Firefighters had to rescue the family because they were trapped inside the burning home. The grandparents are 55 and 60 years old. They were taking care of the grand kids, a 13-year-old girl, a 12-year-old boy and a 7-year-old boy. Firefighters say they had to go from room to room searching for the kids as the home burned. They found the 12-year-old boy hiding in a bathtub. We're told neighbors saw the fire and called 911. It took about 60 firefighters 20 minutes to get the fire under control. Paramedics had to perform CPR on one of the kids and grandparents. All suffered smoke inhalation. The grandfather was burned on his hands. He's now being rushed to the burn center in Lubbock, along with the 7-year-old boy. We've also learned that there were bars on the windows of the home, along with furniture, that may have blocked the family's escape.
EL PASO - A house fire in Northeast El Paso sent a family of five to the hospital this morning.
Firefighters say they all suffered serious injuries.
We are also told emergency crews had to perform CPR to at least two people at the scene.
The fire started just before one a.m. in the 10,100 block of Wolverine.
There were two adults and three children inside when the fire broke out.
A passerby called 9-1-1 and when firefighters arrived, they saw heavy smoke and flames coming from the home with the family still inside.
Crews quickly rushed them out.
All five people in the home suffered smoke inhalation and burns.
They are being treated right now at area hospitals.
We have also learned that there were bars on the windows of the home and investigators are trying to determine how that might have hindered the family's escape from the fire.
Stay with ktsm.com for updates and watch live reports on the fire on NewsChannel 9 Today.