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Six-year-old suffers burns on fifty percent of body after apartment fire

Doctors told Jared Mosgrove his daughter will be in the hospital for at least two months after an apartment fire Sunday night.

Posted: Dec. 17, 2018 6:12 PM
Updated: Dec. 17, 2018 6:20 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A 6-year-old is in critical condition after a fire broke out in a Lafayette apartment. It happened Sunday night in the Twyckenham Apartment complex.

"We heard the smoke out in the hallway from another apartment. The kids were starting to freak out a little bit so I went to the door, opened it up and smoke and heat and all came right in," explained Jared Mosgrove. He lived in the apartment above the one that caught fire with his three children. 

Mosgrove was able to make it out of the apartment with his 11-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. However, his 6-year-old daughter was still inside. "The fire department was just then starting to show up. They got my s6-year-old out a few minutes later but she already had 50 to 60-percent burns on her body," said Mosgrove.

His daughter was airlifted to Riley Hospital for Children. Doctors told Mosgrove she will be in the hospital for at least two months.

Ryan Goodman, his brother Cory Goodman and Jovanni Campbell were in the apartment next door when the fire started. When they realized what was happening, they ran into the smoke filled hallway. 

"We heard kids screaming and yelling," said Ryan Goodman. "My buddy Jo ran to the top of the stairs, grabbed one kid and brought him to the bottom. I got him and took him out. We just tried to save as many kids as we could."

The men were able to help save others from upstairs apartments that were stuck on balconies. "It was very good instinct that these two ran to the back. I wish we communicated a little bit better but we did what we had to," said Campbell.

The men understood the dangers they faced, but felt it was the right thing to do. "If this happens to anyone else, just do your best to try and save them," said Ryan Goodman.

"Help as many people as you can," added Cory Goodman.

A GoFundMe has been started for the Mosgrove family. You can find that link here

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