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Child saved from burning home

December 19, 2013
Daily Press

MUNISING TOWNSHIP - A 30-year-old Alger County man likely saved the life of a four-year-old girl when he rescued her from inside their burning home Thursday morning, according to Michigan State Police from the Munising Post.

Two adults and three children were in a mobile home on Johnson Road in Munising Township when a fire broke out early Thursday morning. One child was awakened by the smoke in her room and alerted the others.

The blaze was spreading in the home from the wood stove. The occupants exited through a rear window then discovered a child was still inside the house, said troopers.

Gaylord McArthur, 30, went back into the burning building where he found four-year-old Arianna McArthur. The man broke a window on the north side of the home, threw the child out into the snow, then exited through the same window.

Troopers say McArthur's actions likely saved the life of Arianna.

The five people who were in the home - McArthur, Barbara McGee, 24, Brian McGee, 6, Arinanna, and Alia McArthur, 3 - were transported to Munising Memorial Hospital. Gaylord McArthur and Arianna were transferred to Marquette General Hospital for treatment.

In addition to state police, the Munising Township Fire Department and Alger County Emergency Medical Services responded to the 1:35 a.m. fire emergency.

 
 

 

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