Police update on apartment fire that killed 18-month-old

Posted at 4:27 PM, Sep 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 18:37:01-04

Menasha Police have provided an update on the apartment fire that led to the death of an 18-month-old.

Menasha Police say the adult in the apartment at the time of last week’s fire is the 18-month-old’s uncle. Police also say two other young children were also inside at the time of the fire.

Officers say those kids are both under 6 years old. Police now believe one of those young children started the fire by playing with a lighter. 

The fire is still under investigation and it’s not yet clear whether the uncle will face any charges related to the fire and the child’s death.