Child Killed In Portage Apartment Fire

(Portage) The Portage Fire Department reports the death of a young child in a Sunday morning apartment fire.  The victim’s name and age have not been released.  Emergency responders were called to the Ram Hotel apartments just before 10am.  While Portage police officers were helping residents evacuate the structure, they were told a young child might be trapped on the fifth floor.  Fire and smoke initially stopped the would-be rescuers, but firefighters were eventually able to find the child — which later died at Divine Savior Healthcare in Portage.  People who were displaced from their apartments have been offered temporary shelter at the Portage Presbyterian Church.