A child, possibly two or three years old, fell into a campfire in McHenry County and suffered serious burns that required him to be flown to the hospital Friday evening.
The Marengo Fire and Rescue Districts responded around 9:30 p.m. Friday to KOA Campground, 8404 South Union Road in unincorporated Union, southeast of Marengo.
Marengo Fire & Rescue Districts Communication Specialist Alex Vucha said crews received a call for a young child who reportedly suffered burns from a campfire.
Due to the severity of the incident, a LifeNet medical helicopter was requested to the scene.
The helicopter landed nearby at the former Donley’s Wild West Town and the ambulance crew transferred the child to them, Vucha said.
The child was evaluated and flown to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood with serious injuries.
According to fire department radio traffic, the boy is approximately two or three years old. He reportedly fell into the fire.
Vucha said the fire district was not made aware of how exactly the incident occurred.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.