Updated April 24, 2023 – Three kids were listed in critical condition after being rescued from a burning apartment by Cannon Falls police officers. The children’s mother also sustained a significant laceration injury to her arm trying to rescue her kids. Sadly, 10-month-old Seqouyah Kelleymae Johnson died from smoke inhalation on Friday, April 21. Seqouyah and the two other children – a toddler and a 7-year-old – were airlifted from Cannon Falls to HCMC in Minneapolis. Their mother was transported to Regions Hospital in Saint Paul. Two other kids living in the apartment building were accounted for at school and sheltering at a bus stop outside.
With multi-family dwellings, like apartment buildings, it is important for landlords to make sure that fire equipment, such as smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, are properly installed and working correctly and that fire exits are marked and accessible. Electrical and gas appliances and lines must also be in safe working order. The cause of this fire is currently under investigation by authorities.
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