3 Dead, 1 Seriously Injured in Hibbing Fire

December 26, 2017 05:32 PM

The Hibbing Fire Department says two adults and one child killed, and another child suffered life-threatening injuries in a house fire early Tuesday morning, ABC-affiliate WDIO reports.

The fire department was dispatched to the fire on 42nd Street East at 1:37 a.m., with reports that there were people trapped inside. One juvenile was outside when crews arrived, but two juveniles and two adults were still inside inside.


The four victims were removed from the house at 1:53 a.m. All four were not breathing, and none had a pulse.

Fire crews resuscitated the two children at the scene. They were taken to the Hibbing hospital and then flown to a trauma center for treatment.

The two adults did not survive. One child later died, the fire department said at a Tuesday afternoon press conference.

The third juvenile who was outside when fire crews arrived suffered injuries that are not life-threatening and was taken to the Hibbing hospital.

The names of those involved have not been released because family members are still being notified.

The cause of the fire is not yet known. The state Fire Marshals office is assisting the Hibbing Fire Marshal in the investigation.

The National Weather Service says the temperature at the Chisholm-Hibbing Airport was -20 at the time of the fire.

The home is considered a total loss.

"This is a heavy day for the Hibbing Fire Department and we send our condolences to the family of this terrible tragedy. Please take the extra time today to ensure your smoke alarms are working and that you safeguard your home of fire hazards," the department said in a news release.

Chisholm Fire, Chisholm Ambulance, Keewatin Fire, Clinton Fire, Virginia Fire and EMS, Fayal Fire, Nashwauk Ambulance, Hibbing Police, Hibbing public utilities, and Hibbing Public works responded to assist on this call.



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