Toddler killed, mother injured in NW Indiana mobile home fire

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Friday, August 21, 2020
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A 2-year-old girl has died and her mother was injured in a fire at a northwest Indiana mobile home park.

NEW CHICAGO, Ind. (WLS) -- A 2-year-old girl was killed in a fire at a mobile home park in Lake County, Indiana.

Her mother was also injured in the fire Thursday afternoon at the Ravinia Pines Mobile Home Park in the town of New Chicago.

New Chicago Fire Department Chief Joe Eakins said when firefighters arrived, the home was engulfed in flames.

The girl's mother was found in a bedroom and airlifted to the hospital in very serious condition, Eakins said.

Homes on both sides of the trailer were heavily damaged, Eakins said. The state fire marshall is investigating the fire.