Mobile home fires in Red Deer County claim 7-year-old child, several sent to hospital

Blackfalds, Alberta – On Feb. 28, 2020, at 2 a.m., Blackfalds RCMP received a 911 call of multiple mobile homes on fire in Les’s Trailer Park located in Red Deer County, Alta.

Three mobile homes were on fire and Red Deer County Fire Services responded and evacuated neighbouring properties. Emergency medical services transported four persons—an adult male, adult female and two male children—to hospital with injuries, including life-threatening injuries.

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Red Deer County Fire Services continued to manage the fires until they were completely extinguished. A search of one of the mobile homes was conducted at approximately 9 a.m., when the fire was completely extinguished. RCMP were advised by fire personnel that one occupant, believed to be a 7-year-old female child, was located deceased. A search of the structures continues.

UPDATE: Second child dies following mobile home fires in Red Deer County

Blackfalds RCMP continue to investigate this incident with the assistance of investigators from the Red Deer County Fire Services.

No further information is available at this time.

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