This evening, shortly after 3:00 PM, Wayne County Emergency Communications began receiving 9-1-1 calls reporting a structure fire in the 4700 Block of South Centerville Road in Centerville. It was believed that at least one individual was trapped inside. A multitude of first responders converged on the home and began fighting the blaze while others attempted rescue efforts. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office is heartbroken to report that a young child died at the scene.
The investigation into this tragic incident will be conducted in collaboration with the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Wayne County Coroner.
The child’s family and the first responders are in our thoughts and prayers. We were joined at the scene by the Abington Fire Department, Boston Fire Department, Centerville Fire Department, Greens Fork Fire Department, Liberty Fire Department, Reid Health EMS, Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy Program, Centerville Police Department, Wayne County Coroner’s Office, Wayne County Highway Department, and the American Red Cross.