From Tribune staff reports
PALMERDALE — Firefighters from Palmerdale Fire and Rescue saved a child from a house fire on Sunday, according to a statement from the department.
“Around 9:20 p.m. on Sunday December 4, Palmerdale Fire Engines 501, 503, Rescue’s 513, 514 responded to a residential structure fire with reported entrapment,” according to the statement. “Engine 501 reported fire and smoke showing, JCSD were on scene and reported one child was still in the house.
“Engine 501 and Rescue 513 crews began a search of the house for the child. As crews entered the structure the fire was in the kitchen and dining room area and smoke was banking down on the crews The crews went room to room and came across a child located in one of the bedrooms. The child was removed from the structure and aid was rendered.”
Fire department officials said crews began an attack of the fire in the fire room and laddered the outside of the building to extinguish the fire that had extended to the attic area of the structure. Fire was brought under control in about 25 minutes and the structure was ventilated to remove smoke and heat.
“The crews did a great job on the fire and saving the child from the structure,” according to the statement.