Child dies in Waukegan basement fire
A young girl died in a house basement fire in Waukegan on Friday morning, authorities said.
Emergency crews responding after 11 a.m. to the burning building on the 1500 block of Jenkinson Court found heavy smoke and heat coming from basement, and bystanders reported that children were trapped in the basement, said Battalion Chief John Schmidt of the Waukegan Fire Department.
A report on ABC 7's website identified the victim as 5-year-old Daniela Martinez.
The ABC 7 report indicated officials believe the girl had been playing with matches and started the fire in a laundry basket full of clothes.
- Share Facebook Twitter
Article sent to (required)E-mail
Article sent from (required)E-mail Name
Subject Line (article title)
Message (optional)Success - Article sent Click to close
Interested in reusing this article?
Custom reprints are a powerful and strategic way to share your article with customers, employees and prospects.
The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald. Complete the form to the right and a reprint consultant will contact you to discuss how you can reuse this article.Need more information about reprints? Visit our Reprints Section for more details.
Contact information ( * required )Name * Company Telephone * E-mail *
Article InformationTitle URL
Message (optional)Success - Reprint request sent Click to close