Two-month-old baby and 41-year-old woman in critical condition, four others injured in overnight fire
The front of the home after the fire was extinguished Wednesday morning
LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -
An overnight fire has put six Longview residents in the hospital, two of whom are young children.
Longview Fire Marshal Johnny Zackary said crews received the call for a fire at a two-story residence on the 2800 block of Tryon Road at 10:33 p.m.
Investigators said four of the approximately seven residents had to jump from the roof of the second floor to the ground to escape.
Six of those residents were transported to local hospitals with burn injuries. From there, a two-month-old male and 41-year-old female were transported to Parkland Hospital in Dallas for severe burns. They are currently listed in critical condition.
The other four residents included a 16-year-old, a 16-month-old, a 21-year-old, and one other. Most were treated for burns and smoke inhalation, but one was also treated for cuts from escaping through a window. Three of the four were treated at Longview hospitals and have now been released. One, however, will remain under observation at Good Shepherd.
Investigators said the fire started in the living room, but they have not determined a cause. They added they could not find any evidence of working smoke alarms or rescue ladders.
The home is considered a total loss, with heavy fire damage throughout the downstairs, and heavy heat and smoke damage upstairs.
No firefighters were injured battling the blaze; however, two dogs did die. Longview Animal Control is assisting the family with the other pets.
Red Cross is currently assisting all the family members, both in Longview and in Dallas.
The victims' identities have not yet been released.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
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