Three people were critically injured and a five-month old girl died during a house fire Saturday night, in Council Bluffs. According to Council Bluffs Police Department spokesman, Sgt. Dave Dawson, firefighters and police were called to 747 Mill Street at around 7:55-p.m., for a working house fire. The fire had originally been called-in by two neighbors, who also attempted to get the victims out of the home, but were unsuccessful.
Firefighters entered the home and found four bodies inside. Six-month old Mayci J. Colburn-Lerette, was found dead in the living room. The remaining victims, identified as three-year old Gerad D. Lerette…30-year old Jeremiah D. Lerette, and 70-year old Terese M. Lerette, all of Council Bluffs, were found in various rooms inside the home.
They two adults and child were initially transported to Creighton University Hospital for treatment. They were later transferred to St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, NE, where they were last listed in critical condition.
The Council Bluffs fire marshal and Council Bluffs Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division are investigating the incident.