Child in critical condition after house fire

When fire crews arrived they found heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear of the home on Taylor Street.

Posted: Jan 1, 2019 10:56 AM
Updated: Jan 1, 2019 11:35 PM

FORT  WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fire crews arrived to the home around 4:22 a.m. Tuesday morning located on the 1300 block of Taylor Street.

A woman was rescued by a pedestrian who saw the fire before crews arrived. He broke the first floor window and pulled her throught to safety.

When firefighters were on the scene, they were told a child was still inside.

They quickly found a 6-year-old on the second floor and carried her out of the home. 

The child was taken to the hospital in critcal condition.

Crews continued to fight the fire and search for other victims that may be in the home while dealing with a down powerline in the rear of the home.

The fire was under control in 40 minutes.

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