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2 babies dead in my neighborhood *edited*

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At 3:21 this afternoon, our local fire dept got a call "house on fire, 2 kids inside, babysitter jumped out the window". By the time they got to the house at 3:23, the house was engulfed in flames. They found a 4 year old child dead on the scene. A 3 year old child was taken to a local hospital, where they were pronounced DOA. The babysitter is in critical condition at another local hospital.

My thoughts go out to the families of the babies & the babysitter.


Edit-apparently the babysitter was the kids' aunt. Also no cause determined as of yet (so far that I know of). The window was a 2nd story window. The aunt/babysitter is still in critical condition.

Will edit again if I get new details.
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by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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Tink0711
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 9:18 PM
It just seemed funny to me. The kids were found in 2 back bedrooms while the sitter jumped out of the front bedroom window.

Quoting AngeLnChainZ:

You would be surprised at how fast a fire can spread and get out of control. It takes only a matter of seconds.

Quoting Tink0711:

How? A fire doesn't just get so out of control it guts a house in 2 mins (except maybe a grease fire or if the furnace blew up).



Quoting AngeLnChainZ:

Not true, not true at all.

Quoting Tink0711:

Exactly! If neighbors were seeing smoke at 3:21, the fire had to have started a while before that. She had plenty of time to either try to put it out or call 911 & get the kids to safety.





Quoting KarmaP2:

If i were the parents of those kids i wouldnt be able to look at the babysitter. I with all my heart wouldnt want to be mad at the babysitter but i couldnt forgive her either.







Quoting Tink0711:

I kinda wanna be mad at the babysitter in this situation. She jumped out a window, leaving the kids inside. Sorry, if I have a sitter, I pay them to keep my kids safe. Plus 911 call came from the cell phone of the contractor working across the street who saw smoke.









Quoting KarmaP2:

Id rather die with my kids than live without them. How sad :(











Quoting eringlading:

I know a couple who escaped without their kids. They died. I could never leave a burning building without my kids.



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AngeLnChainZ
by on Oct. 12, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I understand but like I said, a fire can spread from point a to point b in a matter of 30 seconds and can completely gut a house in under 4 minutes.

Quoting Tink0711:

It just seemed funny to me. The kids were found in 2 back bedrooms while the sitter jumped out of the front bedroom window.

Quoting AngeLnChainZ:

You would be surprised at how fast a fire can spread and get out of control. It takes only a matter of seconds.

Quoting Tink0711:

How? A fire doesn't just get so out of control it guts a house in 2 mins (except maybe a grease fire or if the furnace blew up).



Quoting AngeLnChainZ:

Not true, not true at all.

Quoting Tink0711:

Exactly! If neighbors were seeing smoke at 3:21, the fire had to have started a while before that. She had plenty of time to either try to put it out or call 911 & get the kids to safety.





Quoting KarmaP2:

If i were the parents of those kids i wouldnt be able to look at the babysitter. I with all my heart wouldnt want to be mad at the babysitter but i couldnt forgive her either.







Quoting Tink0711:

I kinda wanna be mad at the babysitter in this situation. She jumped out a window, leaving the kids inside. Sorry, if I have a sitter, I pay them to keep my kids safe. Plus 911 call came from the cell phone of the contractor working across the street who saw smoke.









Quoting KarmaP2:

Id rather die with my kids than live without them. How sad :(











Quoting eringlading:

I know a couple who escaped without their kids. They died. I could never leave a burning building without my kids.




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lovemyirish
by Bronze Member on Oct. 12, 2012 at 9:21 PM
A while back a ladies house caught on fire. She left all 4 kids inside to get help. They all died in the fire. I was always mad about that. How could you leave without your kids.

Quoting Tink0711:

I kinda wanna be mad at the babysitter in this situation. She jumped out a window, leaving the kids inside. Sorry, if I have a sitter, I pay them to keep my kids safe. Plus 911 call came from the cell phone of the contractor working across the street who saw smoke.



Quoting KarmaP2:

Id rather die with my kids than live without them. How sad :(





Quoting eringlading:

I know a couple who escaped without their kids. They died. I could never leave a burning building without my kids.
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sucker4myloves
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

I feel angry at the sitter for leaving two babies inside a burning building...but I don't have a right to be angry. They weren't her kids and they weren't mine. I've never been in that situation so I don't know what went through her head. My God, what a tragedy. Prayers to all of them.

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Xat
by Silver Member on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:38 PM

That's so sad  :*(

 

sweetmissy_05
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Poor babies!! I would do anything to save kids even if I was babysitting.  How sad...rip little ones.

PEEK05
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 12:44 PM

That is terrible!

proudMom2634
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:21 PM

All totally agree with this replies!! The babysitter had been very unrealiable,.

Quoting Tink0711:

I kinda wanna be mad at the babysitter in this situation. She jumped out a window, leaving the kids inside. Sorry, if I have a sitter, I pay them to keep my kids safe. Plus 911 call came from the cell phone of the contractor working across the street who saw smoke.

Quoting KarmaP2:

Id rather die with my kids than live without them. How sad :(



Quoting eringlading:

I know a couple who escaped without their kids. They died. I could never leave a burning building without my kids.


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mommieof3_752
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:43 PM

OMG, she didn't call the police? When I read this post I kinda wanted to mad at her too. Now I am mad at her. I would have had to call the police b4 I even left the house. I would never leave a burning house with out my kids or anyone else's babies, especially not babies that where left in my care. Do they know how the fire started.

Quoting Tink0711:

I kinda wanna be mad at the babysitter in this situation. She jumped out a window, leaving the kids inside. Sorry, if I have a sitter, I pay them to keep my kids safe. Plus 911 call came from the cell phone of the contractor working across the street who saw smoke.

Quoting KarmaP2:

Id rather die with my kids than live without them. How sad :(



Quoting eringlading:

I know a couple who escaped without their kids. They died. I could never leave a burning building without my kids.


Tink0711
by on Oct. 13, 2012 at 1:47 PM
So far that I heard, they don't know how or where it started. Just that they estimated it burned for 10 minutes total & gutted the house. That family has lost everything now.

Quoting mommieof3_752:

OMG, she didn't call the police? When I read this post I kinda wanted to mad at her too. Now I am mad at her. I would have had to call the police b4 I even left the house. I would never leave a burning house with out my kids or anyone else's babies, especially not babies that where left in my care. Do they know how the fire started.


Quoting Tink0711:

I kinda wanna be mad at the babysitter in this situation. She jumped out a window, leaving the kids inside. Sorry, if I have a sitter, I pay them to keep my kids safe. Plus 911 call came from the cell phone of the contractor working across the street who saw smoke.



Quoting KarmaP2:

Id rather die with my kids than live without them. How sad :(





Quoting eringlading:

I know a couple who escaped without their kids. They died. I could never leave a burning building without my kids.


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