Two children injured in Elkhart fire late Saturday night

9-year-old taken to Bronson Burn Center, 7-year-old to Elkhart General Hospital

Posted on May 5, 2013 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on May 5, 2013 at 12:35 p.m.

ELKHART — Two children were burned, one seriously, when a house caught fire in Concord Township Saturday night, May 4.

The fire was at a home at 22983 Leslie Lane in Elkhart, just south of Old U.S. 20 east of the city.

According to Concord Township Deputy Fire Chief Don Mansell, the blaze began at approximately 10 p.m. in the area of a bedroom and storage area above the house’s garage.

Five people were in the house at the time the fire began, but had all escaped by the time firefighters arrived on the scene.

A 9-year-old girl was taken to Bronson Burn Center in Kalamazoo, Mich., to be treated for severe burns. A 7-year-old boy sustained less serious burns and was transported to Elkhart General Hospital.

Mansell said the other three people in the house were unharmed. He estimated that there was about $110,000 worth of damage to the home.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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