ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG) —
Unedited News Release from Escambia County
On Saturday, Oct. 31, 15 units from Escambia County Fire Rescue and EMS were dispatched at 4:37 a.m. to the 1200 block of N. 46th Ave. for a structure fire in a mobile home. Upon arrival, the mobile home was engulfed in flames. The fire was brought under control at 5:03 a.m. Two juvenile victims were discovered at the scene. One firefighter was transported to a local area hospital for a minor injury. The American Red Cross was called to assist the residents. The State Fire Marshal will conduct the cause and origin investigation.
Neighbors we spoke with say the children were two young boys no more than 5 years old. Jason Sullivan lives two doors down and he said it was a hysterical sight “I woke up and I came outside and I seen the flames and the neighbor, the lady she was on the ground and she was screaming get my babies and when she seen me she said Jason get my babies and so I ran in and got my clothes on and came back out but by that time the flames were 30 feet high and the smoke was just crazy so I would have hurt myself trying to save anyone.”
Sullivan went on to say the whole neighborhood is truly shaken by this. He said “I knew the kids really well, but whether you know the kids or not just to know that two kids passed away in a fire is very sad.”