Child Dies, Mother and Others Injured In Highland Fire

There are 20 comments on the Jun 1, 2011, KPLR-11 story titled Child Dies, Mother and Others Injured In Highland Fire. In it, KPLR-11 reports that:

A child passed away early Wednesday morning after being trapped in a fire inside their mobile home.

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#1 Jun 1, 2011
Does anyone know who the family was? Such a horrible tragedy!
CarharttIL

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Jun 1, 2011
I believe their last name is Schmidtt.
so sad

Highland, IL

#3 Jun 1, 2011
GossipQueen3 wrote:
Does anyone know who the family was? Such a horrible tragedy!
It is George and Candace Schmitt's family.
SadinHighland

United States

#4 Jun 1, 2011
Very tragic, so sorry for the family. My son was in Cub Scouts with the boys and my oldest is the same grade as their middle son, they were sweet boys. My son came home from school talking about it. The kids are saying it was a couch fire caused by a spark from a cord plugged in behind it. Don't know how accurate this is though. So sad, this town is suffering so many losses right now.
Parent

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Jun 1, 2011
SadinHighland wrote:
Very tragic, so sorry for the family. My son was in Cub Scouts with the boys and my oldest is the same grade as their middle son, they were sweet boys. My son came home from school talking about it. The kids are saying it was a couch fire caused by a spark from a cord plugged in behind it. Don't know how accurate this is though. So sad, this town is suffering so many losses right now.
Yes it's very sad. Both my kids were in the same grade as them. I have heard that the fire was caused by a dryer, then I also heard it was from a candle. Either way they lived in a mobile home & those easily go up in flames. I wish the manufacturers of mobile homes would consider some other way to make those. In my opinion they should be recalled if possible.
hello world

Alton, IL

#7 Jun 2, 2011
There arent words to express... Not everyone has the option of living in a solid built house. That story was so crushing to hear, we cant even imagine the angst. Pull together for them and let them know that they are not alone. I am so sorry Schmitt Family for your loss.
crp

Troy, IL

#8 Jun 2, 2011
this is so sad ! i nearly came to tears when i heard this ! i could not imaine lossing one of my children it makes me want to do anything and everything to help these people !! i would like word out if this family needs help to post on here and we could get something going to help them rebuild their lives! only time can heal but community can help bandage !!
little mama

Caseyville, IL

#9 Jun 3, 2011
crp wrote:
this is so sad ! i nearly came to tears when i heard this ! i could not imaine lossing one of my children it makes me want to do anything and everything to help these people !! i would like word out if this family needs help to post on here and we could get something going to help them rebuild their lives! only time can heal but community can help bandage !!
I heard there is a fund for the Schmidtt family at the Bank of Edwardsville in Highland. I heard this family was a wonderful family so I am hoping as a community we can all come together and support this family. They are gonna have some hard times ahead of them. I believe this is a strong family and can get through anything together....but this is a hard one. Let's all try to do our best to help them cope a little better.
xoxo

United States

#11 Jun 3, 2011
HighlandCitizen wrote:
Thank God. Ive been waiting for that trailer trash to suffer.
u r kidding me? karma...
help

Troy, IL

#12 Jun 3, 2011
HighlandCitizen wrote:
Thank God. Ive been waiting for that trailer trash to suffer.
are you f*cking kidding me???? someones 6 year old child dies and u say your happy ! that is plain pathetic and very sad. i can not believe someone would even say that! this world is soo sad !! i hope you find some sort of help in your life bc you have problems.
KASK

Alton, IL

#13 Jun 3, 2011
HighlandCitizen wrote:
Thank God. Ive been waiting for that trailer trash to suffer.
I can't believe anyone could stoop as low as you have. This family has been devastated and you put something as ignorant as that! You really need help cause anyone that could post something like that is mental! God help you.
HighlandCitizen

Alton, IL

#14 Jun 3, 2011
Gods not real. You need help if you believe in fairytalessssssss
xoxo

United States

#15 Jun 3, 2011
HighlandCitizen wrote:
Gods not real. You need help if you believe in fairytalessssssss
u make me sick
Parent

Saint Louis, MO

#16 Jun 3, 2011
HighlandCitizen wrote:
Gods not real. You need help if you believe in fairytalessssssss
You my friend are a hypocrite. You say gods not real, but in the disrespectful post you made before this one clearly says....."Thank god". See, your a hypocrite. Go play elsewhere....this topic is for intellectual people only.
HighlandCitizen

Alton, IL

#17 Jun 3, 2011
Parent wrote:
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You my friend are a hypocrite. You say gods not real, but in the disrespectful post you made before this one clearly says....."Thank god". See, your a hypocrite. Go play elsewhere....this topic is for intellectual people only.
Oh my GOD. You caught me! I used an expression! Thats very hypocritical of me. And if this topic is for intellectual people, then im staying.(even though half the people who posted on this topic prior to this seemed very "smawrttt")
Parent

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Jun 3, 2011
HighlandCitizen wrote:
<quoted text>Oh my GOD. You caught me! I used an expression! Thats very hypocritical of me. And if this topic is for intellectual people, then im staying.(even though half the people who posted on this topic prior to this seemed very "smawrttt")
Your also an idiot. Stop making yourself look stupid. If your not supporting this topic then get the hell off of it.
Thankful

Pocahontas, IL

#20 Jun 4, 2011
Ok everyone "Highland Citizen" has done to this thread what he does to every thread turn the subject back to him. Making everyone angry and upset. Karma is a bitch Highland Citizen and your time will come. Ignore him maybe he will go away.
Back to the subject at hand the Schmidt family and their terrible loss and how the citizens of Pierron & Highland can help them.
scobby

Edwardsville, IL

#22 Jun 4, 2011
I want to let everyone know this is a good family. They tried there best. I had the little boy in my school. He was the sweetest thing. He always had a smile on his face. The last few days of school were very hard. They are collecting money at the bank of Edwardsville. Even if you only have $10 dollars, it will help. Please pray for the others still in the hospital. Such a sad thing to lose a child.
FYI

Edwardsville, IL

#23 Jun 4, 2011
I know that there is a meeting about how we,as a community, can help the Schmitt's. There is a meeting on Sunday June 5th at Highland Hope Church at 7:00 p.m.
Candace Schmitt

Highland, IL

#24 Nov 4, 2012
Idc what you think about us Highland Citizen. You will get whats coming to you. You have a problem with my family and I then take it up with me not the f------ internet.

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