03-22-2009, 12:54 AM #1
4 kids die in Ohio mobile home fire; baby is saved
ST. PARIS, Ohio – A fire at a mobile home killed four young children before dawn Saturday, but two adult relatives escaped through a window with a baby before running to neighbors for help, screaming, "My kids are burning!"
Toby Fox was at his kitchen table with friends when Phillip Skaggs Jr., the father of one of the children who perished, yanked open the front door.
"He just kept yelling, 'They're burning. My kids are burning. Please hurry,'" Fox said.
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10 There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets omens, or a sorcerer, 11 or one who conjures spells, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. 12 For all who do these things are an abomination to the Lord. (KJV)
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03-22-2009, 07:37 AM #2
This is so sad.
03-22-2009, 09:36 AM #3
Often times I don't comment on 'fire' stories. I have my own horror story of a home fire. It was more than 35 years ago I lost my first husband in a home fire. I wasn't there that night, I was on a short vacation with our 3 month old baby, staying with my husband's sister and family, doing Xmas shopping in San Francisco. I said if only I'd been home, it wouldn't have happened. But the fire dept said, 'no, the baby would have died first.'
I didn't watch tv for a year,.........couldn't stand the thought that I'd go on with life, without my husband. But it was when I started watching tv again, I saw the first advertisements for home fire alarms, First Alert. I sat down and cried, knowing that would have saved my husband.
I can't tell anyone who reads this, how important it is to make sure you have WORKING SMOKE ALARMS in your house. It doesn't take much to start a fire and for a few dollars, you can save your's and everyone in the house, life.
So sad...............this didn't have to end this way. Those poor children and that poor family.
An electrical malfunction hadn't been ruled out as a cause of the fire, and an electrical engineer would examine the home on Monday, Cartmill said. The home had a fire detector that wasn't functioning, he said.
03-22-2009, 09:48 PM #4
Fran, I am so sorry for your loss. Your story prompted me to check our 2 smoke detectors, and guess what, BOTH need new batteries. Thank you!
This is the 3rd story I have read this week that involved people dying in fires! I cannot imagine!Say what you mean, mean what you say, but don't say it mean.
We are all just trying to make sense of an unimaginable crime.
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