A 5-year-old girl was in critical condition Saturday after neighbors pulled her from a burning Independence home just after noon, a fire official said.
Two other people, a man and a woman, suffered minor smoke inhalation injuries in the blaze, said Capt. David Sellars of the Independence Fire Department.
The fire was reported just after 12:15 p.m. in the 10100 block of Winner Road.
Quick action by neighbors likely saved the girl from even more serious injuries, Sellars said.
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“Neighbors broke out the front window and pulled the little girl from the fire,” he said.
The child was rushed to an area hospital with smoke inhalation injuries and second- and third-degree burns. The adults were treated at a different hospital.
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