Two children rescued from vehicle fire in South Bend hospitalized

(Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC)

The South Bend Police Department and South Bend Fire Department are working together to investigate a car fire that injured two young children on South Bend’s west side.

On Friday, March 29, at 10:48 a.m., South Bend Police and Fire were dispatched to the 4500 block of W. Western Avenue (Kroger) on the report of a car fire.

Prior to the arrival of police and fire units, bystanders had assisted in removing two juveniles, a 3-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl, from the vehicle.

South Bend firefighters extinguished the vehicle fire and transported the children to Memorial Hospital.

The children were ultimately transferred to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis for further treatment of their injuries.

The mother of the victims was also treated for her injuries.

No condition update is available for the children at this time.

The South Bend Police and Fire Departments commend the multiple bystanders who jumped into action to assist upon observing the car fire.

This case has been handed over to the St. Joseph County Special Victims Unit for further investigation.

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