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Five, Including Infant, Escape Burning Home PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Thursday, 14 October 2010 13:28

Miller’s Creek firemen tell a harrowing story of survival for a family of five who managed to escape their burning home by crawling toward a door they could not see. The fire department did not release the name of the occupants, but said the four adults and an infant were awakened by some sound—not their smoke detectors, which failed—but the sound of the fire consuming their Honduras Lane rental home.  The four adults gathered up the infant and crawled toward the front door and managed to find the door in spite of the darkness and thick smoke and escape.  Miller’s Creek firemen were dispatched at 3:50am to the fire, and several other Wilkes departments were called to help, but there was no saving the house—said to have been 50% destroyed by the fire, the rest heavily damaged by smoke, heat, and water.  Wilkes Rescue was called to the scene, and the infant was taken to the hospital to be checked due to the smoke inhalation, then was released.  Miller’s Creek firemen said that the family lost most everything, and are being helped by the American Red Cross, and that contacting the Red Cross is the way to help the family.  The cause of this fire was undetermined due to the amount of damage near the point of origin.

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