UPDATE: Girls injured in Watertown house fire in stable condition

November 10, 2023
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–WATERTOWN, S.D.–An update for you today on those two young girls, ages 7 and 5, who were severely injured in a house fire at 525 3rd Street Southwest in Watertown Wednesday morning.

According to the Bruckner family fundraiser at GoFundMe.com, the girls remain hospitalized in the burn unit of a Twin Cities hospital–both in stable condition.

The girls, name Harper and Charley, have second degree burns on their bodies. As of now, it does not appear any skin grafting will be required.

Both had breathing tubes inserted due to the soot and ash they inhaled before being pulled from the burning home by their father.

Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page on behalf of the Bruckner family, as of midday, had raised more than $57,000 in donations.

You can donate by clicking here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/bruckner-family?fbclid=IwAR1oB1s3XMw9ul-py1WYzjlE354hefUZrustSU8RkO8G3JE7-5czhAgDF0A