Wheeling officer saves child, others from potentially deadly trailer fire, fire chief says

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Wheeling office saves child, other from trailer fire: officials
A Wheeling police officer is being praised for his quick actions after he jumped into action when he saw a trailer home on fire Friday.

WHEELING, Ill. (WLS) -- A trailer home fire in Wheeling could have turned deadly if it weren't for the quick actions of one police officer.

The officer said she saw the fire around 3:30 p.m. Friday while on a routine patrol. He quickly ran to get everyone out, including a young child.

By the time fire officials arrived on scene everyone was out safely.

The Wheeling Fire Chief praised the officer, saying she helped prevent what could have been a deadly house fire.

Fire officials say the trailer home was engulfed and spread to two other nearby homes, but luckily no one was hurt.

Officials say the cause of the fire is under investigation.