We expect to find out more about the deadly fire in Chesterfield County later today.
Fire officials confirm that the mother of the victim is being treated for burns at a local hospital. Her injuries have been described as “non-lifethreatening.”
The firefighter who was injured has been released.
CBS 6’s Shelby Brown is actively working this story, and will have an update beginning tonight with CBS 6 News @ 5.
This is an update to the following story:
Monday turned out to be a devastating night for one Chesterfield family. Their two-year-old son was killed after a fire ripped through their home.
The flames broke out about 7:00 p.m. in the 5800 block of Gunsight Terrace. That’s near the intersection of Iron Bridge Road and 288.
When fire crews arrived, flames were shooting out of the window. It was after they went inside that they found the boy, pulling him outside.
The child and an adult were both taken to VCU Medical Center, as was a firefighter who suffered burns.
Fire marshals and forensic officers don’t yet know the cause of the fire, but they say it appears to have started in the back of the home. There is both a bedroom and a kitchen area in that part of the house. READ MORE
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