AUGUST 15 2011 22:29h
Toddler dies after escape from home fire
The 22-month-old boy, Maxime Desjardins, was injured Friday when his father jumped from a window of the family's burning home with him in his arms, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. News reported.
The child died Monday morning while the father, Martin Desjardins, remained in a coma and was listed in critical condition.
The mother, Sarah Cholette, and two other children,3-year-old Chloe and 8-month-old Jacob, died in the fire that swept through their two-story home in the eastern Ontario community of Alexandria, authorities said.
Ontario Provincial Police said the home had only one exit that was blocked by the fire's flames.
ALEXANDRIA, Ontario, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- A child who escaped a fire that killed his mother and two siblings in Ontario has died as a result of injuries suffered in the escape, authorities said.