Alabama teen arrested after allegedly pushing 6-year-old girl into fire, deputies say

Published 6:53 am Monday, February 19, 2024

An Alabama teenager has been charged after authorities say he intentionally pushed a 6-year-old girl into a fire, causing severe burns on the girl and her mother who pulled her from the flames.

The incident happened on Sunday afternoon at approximately 4:30 p.m.

Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to Claremont Drive in the unincorporated area of Foley, Alabama, to investigate a domestic incident. This incident was called in by a third party, who alleged that a young child had been burned by a fire at the location.

Patrol deputies arrived quickly and located a six-year-old girl and her mother across the street at a neighbor’s house. Both were suffering from significant burns and were taken to a local hospital for treatment. They are in stable condition currently.

The investigation revealed that a 17-year-old male, who lived at the incident location, intentionally pushed the 6-year-old into the fire, causing her injuries, sheriff’s deputies said.

The victim’s mother sustained burns while rescuing her daughter from the flames. It is unclear what led to this unfortunate incident, and investigators are actively following leads to determine exactly what occurred.

The 17-year-old male has been arrested on the charges of attempted murder and assault in the second degree.