Video: Fatal House Fire in Charlotte

Information from the Charlotte Fire Youtube channel.

On Thursday February 3rd, 2011 at 5:34 am members of the Charlotte Fire Department were dispatched to a working house fire at 6200 Springfield Dr. . While conducting their search, firefighters located a boy in the upstairs hallway. The young boy was removed and taken to an area hospital for life threatening injuries. The remaining family members who had escaped the fire were also transported to the hospital for treatment. Sadly, on Saturday February 5th, the 11–yr old, Kevin Boardman who was critically injured died. (48) FF’s were needed to knockdown the fire in 1 hour. Fire Investigators have determined that the cause of the fire was accidental. Damage caused by fire, smoke, water, and fire control was estimated at $150,000. Unfortunately, there was no evidence of operable smoke alarms in the home.
Fire Officials implore the population to:
Stay Alert: Be sure to have a smoke alarm in your home
Stay Safe: Test the smoke alarm regularly
Stay Alive: Practice escape plans and establish a meeting place

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