Fire takes life of seven-year old Osky boy


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    UPDATE:

    The Oskaloosa Police Department has corrected the child 's name in the official press release to David C. Fogle.

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    An Oskaloosa child was killed in a Friday night house fire.

    According to a press release posted on the Oskaloosa Police Department Facebook page, the fire happened around 8:30 p.m.

    That's when fire fighters were dispatched to 515 High Avenue East.

    When they arrived on the scene, they were advised that there was the possibility of a child in the basement.

    The were initially unable to enter the structure due to heat and flames.

    After the flames were knocked down, David C. Fogle, 7, of Oskaloosa, was pulled from the structure.

    He was transferred to a local hospital.

    Fogle's mother Angelia D. Wells, suffered Second-Degree burns to her body as she attempted to rescue her son.

    Two other children were in the house and escaped uninjured.

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

    Full Press Release

    For Immediate Release

    At 20:30 hours on February 15, 2019 the Oskaloosa Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire located at 515 High Avenue East with the possibility of a child in the basement.

    At 20: 34 the first engine arrived on scene and requested an “all in” for the Oskaloosa Fire Department. Simultaneously, mutual aid was requested from the New Sharon Fire Department.

    Oskaloosa Police Officers and Mahaska County Sheriff Deputies advised the engine crew that they had attempted to make entry but were driven out by smoke and heat. Firefighters from the first engine company immediately began search and rescue operations and fire suppression but were hampered by low visibility, intense heat, and driven back by flames.

    Flames were knocked down and fire fighters located seven-year old David C. Fogle in the basement area of the residence. He was removed from the structure and patient care was given to Mahaska Health Partnership paramedics who transported him to the Mahaska Health Partnership campus.

    Seven-year old Davis C. Fogle passed away as a result of his injuries. Angelia D. Wells (mother) received 2nd degree burns to her left forearm, back of her neck and ears as she attempted to rescue her son before she was driven out by heavy smoke and heat. Two other children ages 6 and 9 were sent out of the residence by Angelia and were not injured.

    Twenty-four firefighters were on scene for approximately three hours. No firefighter injuries were reported.

    The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

    The Oskaloosa Fire Department was assisted by the Oskaloosa Police Department. Mahaska County Sheriffs Department, New Sharon Fire Department, Mahaska County E911, Mahaska County Emergency Management, Office of the Iowa State Fire Marshal, Mahaska Health Partnership EMS, and the Mahaska County Cert Team.

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