Girl dies in Klawock fire

Posted: Monday, June 12, 2000

JUNEAU (AP) -- The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of a mobile home fire that killed a 3-year-old Klawock girl Saturday.

Brooke Williams was at home with her mother, Michelle Williams, and her brother when the fire broke out shortly before 7 a.m.

Her mother and brother escaped the burning home. A neighbor rescued Brooke by climbing through a broken window.

Klawock Police Lt. Ken Weimer said the child suffered second and third degree burns over most of her body.

She was flown to a Ketchikan hospital and then transferred to a Seattle hospital, where she died Saturday night, Weimer said.

The fire damaged electric lines and temporarily knocked out power to much of Prince of Wales Island.

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