Toddler killed, 3 injured in Barrow County house fire - New York News

Toddler killed, 3 injured in Barrow County house fire

Posted: Updated:
BARROW COUNTY, Ga. -

An 18-month-old girl was found dead inside of a home destroyed by fire in Barrow County early Wednesday, the Barrow County Fire Department confirmed.

Three others – a 50-year-old man, a 22-year-old woman and a 16-year-old girl – suffered fire-related injuries and were airlifted to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Family friends told FOX 5 that the homeowner, Russ Sauls, was badly burned while trying to rescue his young granddaughter.

"They said he has 80 percent burns to his body, but they say he is going to be OK. I hope and pray," said Neal Boynton.

The fire broke out shortly after 2 a.m. at a house on Rockwell Church and Moons Bridge roads. Barrow fire officials say they received numerous calls from people who saw the house on fire as they drove by.

Two of the burn victims, including the mother of the toddler, ran to a neighbor's home for help.

"She said, ‘I tried to get to the baby, but I couldn't get to the baby.' And I said, ‘What did it look like where the baby was at.' And she said, "It was fire and I couldn't get to it,'" said Mike Chambers.

A 16-year old in the home, identified by friends as Wynn, jumped from a second story window to a burning first floor roof.  The fire seriously burned her legs.

Firefighters arrived to find the fire fully involved.  Due to the great distance of the driveway and hill, it was difficult for Barrow Co. fire crews to run water to the home. Crews from Jackson County were called in to assist by bringing in a water tanker.

Investigators have already determined that the fire was not intentionally set, so they will concentrate what inside or out might have sparked the fire.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • 3 NJ mayors to announce anti-crime plan

    3 NJ mayors to announce anti-crime plan

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:03:29 GMT
    The mayors of three of New Jersey's largest cities are announcing a joint initiative to combat violent crime. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Paterson Mayor Jose Torres have scheduled a news conference in Jersey City for Monday afternoon to announce the plan. The news conference is being held in one of Jersey City's most crime-plagued neighborhoods.
    The mayors of three of New Jersey's largest cities are announcing a joint initiative to combat violent crime. Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and Paterson Mayor Jose Torres have scheduled a news conference in Jersey City for Monday afternoon to announce the plan. The news conference is being held in one of Jersey City's most crime-plagued neighborhoods.
  • Man charged with shooting pet turtle

    Man charged with shooting pet turtle

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:26 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:26:19 GMT
    A Stonington man has been charged with cruelty to animals after police say he shot his girlfriend's pet turtle. Steven Richard, 31, reportedly used a BB gun to shoot the turtle in the head Friday night outside a home on Pawtucket Avenue. Police responded to the home just after 8 p.m. when a neighbor reported an argument between Richard and the woman who lives there.
    A Stonington man has been charged with cruelty to animals after police say he shot his girlfriend's pet turtle. Steven Richard, 31, reportedly used a BB gun to shoot the turtle in the head Friday night outside a home on Pawtucket Avenue. Police responded to the home just after 8 p.m. when a neighbor reported an argument between Richard and the woman who lives there.
  • Man dies trapped in elevator shaft

    Man dies trapped in elevator shaft

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:06:40 GMT
    New York City NewsNew York City News
    A man died after becoming trapped between an elevator shaft and elevator car in the Bronx, said police. Police were called to 680 Tinton Ave. in The Bronx at about 3:55 a.m. on Monday. The man was found unconscious between the 18th and 19th floors. It is not clear how the man became trapped. A police investigation was underway. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
    A man died after becoming trapped between an elevator shaft and elevator car in the Bronx, said police. Police were called to 680 Tinton Ave. in The Bronx at about 3:55 a.m. on Monday. The man was found unconscious between the 18th and 19th floors. It is not clear how the man became trapped. A police investigation was underway. The medical examiner will determine the cause of death.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices