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Mendota fire victim remains in critical condition

Posted by wlpo on April 28, 2016

One of two women pulled out of a burning Mendota house last Saturday is still being treated in Rockford.

Sixty-six-year-old Mary Boustead was listed in critical condition as of Thursday at OSF St. Anthony’s Medical Center. Another woman, 62-year-old Cynthia Milliron died from injuries sustained in the fire.

First responders were called at around three in the afternoon Saturday about a two-story house on fire in the 700 block of Burlington Street. The fire was put out in a couple of hours. The cause of the fatal fire remains under investigation.

One Mendota Police officer at the fire scene was treated and released from OSF St. Paul Medical Center in Mendota for smoke inhalation.

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