3:36 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Update - Boy, 8, dies after being trapped in trailer home

Updated 12/29 10:35pm - An 8-year old boy is dead after a fire at a trailer home in Menominee County.

Sheriff Kenny Marks tells the Marinette EagleHerald that the fire happened in Harris Township early Friday.

A family of four was sleeping inside at the time, and authorities arrived to find the home engulfed in flames.

The mother, father and an 8-year-old girl escaped, but Nelson Charles Williams was trapped inside.

Firefighters pulled him out of the blaze and performed CPR, but he did not survive.

The medical examiner says the preliminary investigation shows the boy died of smoke inhalation.

His family members were treated for minor injuries. A sheriff's deputy was also treated for smoke inhalation.

The cause of the fire is being investigated.


ASSOCIATRED PRESS - A Menominee County 8-year-old boy has died after being trapped in his burning trailer home.

The boy was asleep early Friday in the Harris Township home with his parents and sister. The Menominee County sheriff's office tells The 'Daily Press' of Escanaba that the rest of his family escaped.
The fire was reported shortly after 1 a.m., and the mobile home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. They pulled the boy from the home.
An autopsy will be performed, but smoke inhalation is suspected as the cause of death.

The boy's father was treated for cuts caused by his effort to get everyone out. The boy's mother and sister were treated for smoke inhalation.