Three boys and a girl were killed in a duplex fire early Wednesday in Rockdale County, Georgia.
A six-year-old boy was injured when his mother threw him from a second-floor window to escape the flames, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution (http://bit.ly/WzbYuZ). The mother was seriously injured when she jumped from the window. The two were taken to area medical centers. A grandmother who also lived in the home was not injured.
The home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on scene, Rockdale County Fire and Rescue Chief Dan Morgan told reporters.
“They had flames coming out at least two windows, one on the back side, and they entered the home, went upstairs and extinguished the fire while another crew retrieved the children and brought them out to try to revive them,” Morgan said.
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This fire was another in a series of residential fires that claimed multiple lives around the country early in this new year. Five people–a father and his children–were killed in a house fire in Kentucky today, while four people died Monday in an Illinois house fire.