Child causes fire at Westfield daycare

WESTFIELD, Ind. (WISH) – Firefighters said a child started a kitchen fire at a Westfield daycare on Thursday evening. The daycare will now be closed on Friday for cleanup.

The Westfield Fire Department responded to a fire at Amiguitos daycare, located at 203 Jersey Street, shortly before 6 p.m. A Westfield Police Department officer also responded and made sure everyone was out of the building safely.

The officer then used a garden hose to put out the fire on the stove.

Fire officials said a child at the daycare put a plastic tray from a high chair on the kitchen stove and then turned it on. The plastic ignited and the fire spread throughout the kitchen.

The daycare owner will be contacting parents about Friday’s closure.

The police officer was treated on the scene before being transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. The officer was treated at the hospital and has since been released.

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