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Child dies after being pulled from burning apartment

Child dies after being pulled from burning apartment

A 4-year-old boy pulled from the second floor of a burning apartment building Sunday afternoon has died, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office. Firefighters found the child, paramedics began performing life-saving measures and then rushed the boy to Children’s Wisconsin, where he died. The fire department was called to the scene near North 84th Street and Mill Road at about 3 pm WISN 12 News’ Kendall Keys spoke with a woman at the scene who said she heard screaming and ran into the smoke-filled building to try to save the child.”When I get out of the car, all you hear is ‘Please, no! Help me! Not my baby, not my baby,'” neighbor Lashanda Blackmer said. She said she attempted to find the boy in the smoke-filled building.”I was inside of her house. We were literally up the stairs trying to get to the little boy,” Blackmer said. When the smoke became too much for her to continue searching, Blackmer said she stuck by the mother’s side until Milwaukee firefighters pulled the boy from the flames.”Calm down, I’m going to be here for you, I’m not going to leave your side. Your son is going to be okay. But then when they brought him out and I saw him, I still kept faith,” Blackmer said. Police say the child died from his injuries hours later. “Don’t nobody want to see or hear that their kid is dead, like no. And that really messed me up,” said Blackmer. “Hysterical. I could have fainted. I’m just lucky that it wasn’t my baby.” Police said the cause does not ‘appear to be suspicious.’

A 4-year-old boy pulled from the second floor of a burning apartment building Sunday afternoon has died, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Firefighters found the child, paramedics began performing life-saving measures and then rushed the boy to Children’s Wisconsin, where he died.

The fire department was called to the scene near North 84th Street and Mill Road at about 3 p.m.

WISN 12 News’ Kendall Keys spoke with a woman at the scene who said she heard screaming and ran into the smoke-filled building to try to save the child.

“When I get out of the car, all you hear is ‘Please, no! Help me! Not my baby, not my baby,'” neighbor Lashanda Blackmer said.

She said she attempted to find the boy in the smoke-filled building.

“I was inside of her house. We were literally up the stairs trying to get to the little boy,” Blackmer said.

When the smoke became too much for her to continue searching, Blackmer said she stuck by the mother’s side until Milwaukee firefighters pulled the boy from the flames.

“Calm down, I’m going to be here for you, I’m not going to leave your side. Your son is going to be okay. But then when they brought him out and I saw him, I still kept faith,” Blackmer said.

Police say the child died from his injuries hours later.

“Don’t nobody want to see or hear that their kid is dead, like no. And that really messed me up,” said Blackmer. “Hysterical. I could have fainted. I’m just lucky that it wasn’t my baby.”

As the block wraps its mind around the loss, Milwaukee police said they are investigating the cause of the fire. Police said the cause does not ‘appear to be suspicious.’

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