UPDATE: Name of toddler killed in fire released, photo gallery
Published 7:41 am Thursday, February 11, 2010
By By Adam Prestridge
The 4-year-old child that was killed in a burning 6th Avenue home Wednesday morning has been identified as Dylan Barnhill, according to Atmore Director of Public Safety Glenn Carlee.
According to reports, Dylan's mother, Jessica Barnhill, was able to get another child, Fredrick, 3, out of the house uninjured, but was unable to get Dylan out. According to neighbors, Jessica told them that she could hear the 4-year-old screaming, but could not locate him. A third child, Teresa, 5, was in school at Huxford Elementary School at the time of the fire.
The fire broke out just before 10:30 a.m. at 214 6th Avenue completely engulfing the home. Fire personnel were able to locate Dylan inside the home and pull him from the fire. Paramedics with Atmore Ambulance transferred the child to Atmore Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Personnel with Atmore Fire Department were the first on the scene and were assisted by the Poarch Fire Department and Atmore Police Department.
An official with the Alabama State Fire Marshal's office is on the scene this afternoon investigating the cause of the fire.
Donations of clothing and household items may be dropped off at the Red Cross office, 205 E. Church St., during morning hours or at Coley Petals and Parties, 301 N. Main St, weekdays.
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