Infant Suffers Burn Injuries at Home; Transferred to Flight for Life Landing Zone at Crystal Lake South High School

Crystal Lake firefighter/paramedics responded about 4:03 p.m. Sunday November 19, 2017 to a report of an infant injured by hot food in the block of 200 Dartmoor Drive in Crystal Lake. Police and firefighter/paramedics received a report that food that had just been heated was located on a table, and spilled onto an 8-month old infant.

Crystal Lake firefighter/paramedics transferred the infant in a rescue ambulance from the residence on Dartmoor Drive to a temporary landing zone at a parking lot at Crystal Lake South High School, 1200 McHenry Avenue. The residence was located less than one mile away from the high school.

The Flight for Life helicopter crew then transferred the infant from the landing zone to a trauma center or special burn treatment facility for treatment at an unnamed hospital/medical center.

Police and fire officials did not provide any details about the home accident, except that infant’s injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

The Crystal Lake police officers and firefighter/paramedics secured a landing zone for the Flight for Life helicopter landing zone at the high school property.

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