7-Year-Old Dies After Friday Night Fire, Mother Injured Attempting to Rescue Him
OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- A 7-year-old Oskaloosa boy is dead and his mother injured after a house fire Friday night. The fire started at 515 High Avenue East just before 8:30 p.m. Friday. Next-door neighbor Dede Horn heard a noise while watching television with her son. “We quickly ran outside and there were two little boys standing barefoot yelling and screaming with no coats on and short sleeve shirts, 'call 911, there's a fire, my little brother is inside and my mother is trying to get my little brother out of the fire!’” said Horn.