Ill. mom saves 10-day-old baby before dying in fire

The baby was taken to a local hospital and the fire remains under investigation

By Sara Nealeigh
The Bradenton Herald

WYOMING, Ill. — A mother’s love is strong.

A 21-year-old woman saved her baby shortly before she perished in a house fire in Wyoming, Ill. Monday, according to the Journal Star.

The fire was reported around 10:30 a.m., but was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived, the Journal Star reported. A woman’s body — the mother — was found inside the home and was later pronounced dead.

But outside the house, was a baby in a car seat.

The baby was taken to a local hospital, and eventually transferred to another hospital in Peoria, about an hour’s drive southeast, the Journal Star reported.

“The victim was a hero as she put her baby into a car seat and dropped the baby to the ground from the upstairs window,” Stark County Sheriff Steve Sloan said in a release, according to the Journal Star.

The fire remains under investigation.

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