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Child dies in Collinsville area mobile home fire

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Mar 21, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 19:45:09-04

COLLINSVILLE, Okla. — A child is dead after a fire Sunday morning at a Collinsville mobile home park.

Firefighters received a call around 6:15 a.m. about a three-year-old child trapped in fire at Horsepen Trailer Park.

When they got there, the fire was fully involved and took about 45 minutes to get under control.

“It had already broke out the windows and once it does that, it doesn’t take long on a mobile home,” said Chief Jimmy Wilson with the Collinsville Rural Fire Protection District.

The Collinsville Rural Fire Protection District is a mostly volunteer agency because of that Chief Wilson says they had to call the City of Collinsville fire department for help.

“We initially made attacks started looking for the child, ended up finding her and she was deceased,” he said.

Wilson says two adults and a teenager made it out alive. One of those adults is the child's mother who is being treated for burns at a local hospital.

A little more than a week ago a mobile home fire in Broken Arrow took the lives of an adult and two children ages 15 and 6. One teenager made it out with severe burns.

In both cases fire officials don’t believe either mobile home had working smoke detectors.

Chief Wilson stresses why you need to make sure they are working.

“It’s just important for everybody. There’s no reason for this child to be deceased,” Wilson said.

He says this is the first time in his 40 years with the agency that a child has died in a fire.

Chief Wilson tells us they don’t know what caused the Collinsville fire yet but says it likely started in the kitchen.

The family has created a Gofundme to help with funeral costs.

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