6-year-old child pulled from Milwaukee house fire dies

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Updated: April 9, 2024

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A 6-year-old child pulled from a Milwaukee house fire succumbed to their injuries, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office. 

The fire happened late Tuesday, April 2 near 36th and Rohl. 

A report from the ME's office says the child -- identified as Rashaan Wilson -- was being watched by their uncle along with other children. 

The uncle and the kids were on the second floor of the duplex and the stove was reportedly being used as a source of heat prior to the fire breaking out. 

According to the ME's office report, the uncle fell asleep and the children in the home were reportedly throwing garbage on the stove, causing the fire to break out. 

The report says the uncle awoke and fled the home with the other children and attempted to get into the attic where Rashaan was, which was reportedly a "finished" attic. 

Rashaan was eventually rescued by fire personnel and transported to Children's Hospital. 

Published: April 3, 2024

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A child was among two people rescued from a house fire in Milwaukee, according to officials from the Milwaukee Fire Department.

Firefighters responded to an emergency call late Tuesday, April 2 near 36th and Rohl, where a residential fire was reported to have one person trapped inside. Responders realized upon arrival that two people were actually still inside the building, one being a child.

Both people were transported to local hospitals for treatment. The severity of their injuries and their identities have not been disclosed.

MFD confirmed to CBS 58 that the American Red Cross was notified about the situation, although the exact number of residents displaced remains uncertain.

Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

Stay with CBS 58 for continued updates as more details about the fire and subsequent response become available.

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