Young boy hurt in Garrard Co. camper fire
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A young boy is being treated for serious injuries after an early morning fire in northern Garrard County on River’s Edge Way.
Garrard County fire departments and police officers were called out very early morning and they found what’s called a 5th wheel camper on fire.
A Garrard Co. deputy and two Lancaster officers arrived to find a mother and her son leaving the burning camper. Police say that Kayla Sponcil and her 10-year-old son were inside when it caught fire. The boy was unconscious, but one of the officers was trained as an emergency medical technician. The three worked on him and were able to revive him.
“All officers have a basic first aid training but to have a higher level of emergency medical technician training is very beneficial,” said Assistant Chief Ryan Hughes, Lancaster Police.
Sponcil and her son were taken to the hospital. Sponcil’s boyfriend, Ryan Phelps, says he arrived at the camper as it was burning and was taken to a Danville hospital for injuries also.
Lancaster Elementary School staff said they’re working to help the family. Their resource center has already assisted three other families in fires this year and said they will have clothing and food available to them.
Garrard County officials say the fire’s cause is under investigation, but a deputy sheriff says there’s no evidence to suggest a crime was committed there.
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