An infant and father were injured when a shed caught fire over the weekend in Oakville. Undersheriff Brad Johansson said that on 05-25-20 at approximately 1:23 AM the Sheriff’s Office responded to a structure fire on Gibson Creek. Deputies arrived on scene and firefighters were putting out a fire that was burning a 20’ by 30’ shed that was being used as residence by a married couple and their 8 month old daughter.
The 8 month old infant was sleeping in the shed when the fire was discovered. The parents were in the main residence, located next to the shed when the fire started. The father, a 44 year old male, went into the burning structure to rescue his daughter.
The infant suffered burns and smoke inhalation and was air lifted to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. The father sustained less serious burns and was transported to the hospital where he was treated and released.
Sheriff’s Office fire investigators are on scene attempting to determine the cause and origin of the fire. Investigators have told me they have seen nothing suspicious about the fire at this point, in their investigation. We want to express our sympathy for this tragic event.