7-year-old boy injured in Milwaukee house fire

Fire officials: No smoke detectors in house

Published On: Feb 16 2013 12:42:29 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 17 2013 12:00:35 AM CST
MILWAUKEE -

A 7-year-old boy is seriously injured after a house fire in Milwaukee.

Deputy Chief Jack Christianson of the Milwaukee Fire Department, said the boy suffered smoke inhalation and was revived twice before being transported to a local hospital.

Fire officials said there were no smoke detectors in the house when the blaze broke out around 7:45 a.m. Saturday.

Police Capt. Eric Moore said a motorist alerted rescuers after seeing smoke coming from the home.

He said the boy's grandfather who lives in the lower part of the house escaped, but moments later realized the 7-year-old was still upstairs. Firefighters then rescued the boy.

Moore said he was in critical condition Saturday night.

He said the fire may be the result of an electrical failure but authorities are still investigating.