Five children were killed and one woman was seriously injured after a mobile home fire in Lebanon, Missouri at 9:00 am on June 6, 2018. The woman, Alexandra Malleck, age 20, was airlifted to a hospital in Springfield. She is being treated for second and third-degree burns on 75% of her body, and smoke inhalation. Ms. Malleck is sedated and is on a ventilator. She will need reconstructive surgery in the future for the burns on her face, neck, arms, chest, and hands.
Everyone in the house, located on the 1100 block of Ivey Lane, was apparently asleep when the blaze started. Relatives and friends have set up two GoFundMe pages to help. One fund is for Ms. Malleck’s medical expenses and funeral expenses, and the other fund is for the children’s funerals. And a fund was established for the children at the Holman-Howe Funeral Home.
Ms. Malleck was babysitting three of her nieces and nephews and brought her own two tiny children to her brother-in-law’s house. Officials are investigating this tragedy, according to Lebanon fire Chief Sam Schneider. The sweet children who died were Ethan, Maeanna, Benjamin, Patience, and Andre.
Firefighters were injured after they fell through the floor of the home while trying to save the mother and children. They were driven back by smoke and fire when they heroically tried to enter the house through a window. The home is a total loss.
Pritzker Hageman attorneys can help those injured in house fires. If you need help or have lost a loved one in a fire, contact them at 1-888-377-8900.
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