TRENDING: Wrong-way crash injures pregnant woman, daughter and others
A neighborhood resident called 9-1-1 when he saw a child, later determined to be the grandchild, screaming for help.
“It’s house on fire and this little boy out here in the street crying, saying his grandma [is] in there,” the caller told the emergency operator-dispatcher.
“The fire is blazing up. It’s coming through the top! It’s coming through the ceiling!
Fire investigators say they have work to do for the final ruling, but after their preliminary work they believe the fire was accidental and began in a child’s bedroom.
Palmerston Avenue was shut down at Neosha and Nancy avenues, and Highview Hills Road while crews handled the blaze.
The house is still standing, but close to a total loss.
Ironically, the house was hit by a pickup truck early on the morning of May 4.