Two year old dies in house fire,parents in critical condition

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Sep 30, 2008
 
HOPKINS, SC (WIS)- An early morning house fire Friday in Hopkins has taken the life of a child, according to authorities.

At around 1:30am, investigators say a fire broke out inside the house and 2-year-old Brianna Mitchell was trapped inside.

When firefighters got there, her mother was screaming for her.

"There was some people in the yard and she was saying her child was still on the inside," says Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins.

Jenkins tells us the father, who neighbors say is an army drill sergeant, tried to get back in.

"The father actually went in to find the child, couldn't get in, heavy smoke," he says.

He says a neighbor ran up with a fire extinguisher to see if he could get the heavy flames out, but to no avail. Firefighters went in a short time later.

"We found the child in the living room," says Jenkins.

Two-year-old Brianna died. The coroner says it was carbon monoxide poisoning or smoke inhalation.

The sad news affected neighbors like Doug Marshall, who remember seeing the little girl in the yard.

"This summer they had a pool out for her -- Mom and Grandma would play with the daughter in the pool," Marshall said.

Investigators say there was heavy damage in the kitchen, and believe that's where the fire started.

The family also lost their dog, a boxer.

The home had working smoke detectors.

So far there's no word on a cause. The girl's parents, Casey and Gregory Mitchell, were treated and released from Palmetto Health.

Reported by Jennifer Wilson

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Sep 30, 2008
 
My heart goes out to this family.You are in my prayers Casey and Greg,May God be with you through this tragedy!!

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Sep 30, 2008
 
My prayers also go out to the family and friend of Brianna. I know the family will miss her dearly. She is with the Lord now, safe in His loving arms. May the family receive the strength they will need to overcome their grief.

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Sep 30, 2008
 
Yes these people need our prayers. The childs maternal grandparents are located here. Does anyone know how the baby's parents are doing?? It says here they were released, but in the newspaper from Hopkins, says they are in fair condition in Augusta Hospital.Again, lets pray for these families!
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Sep 30, 2008
 
Im related to them. The mother and father were released from Palmetto, but transferred to a burn unit in Georgia. They have both been in a drug induced coma since the fire because of their burns and because they can not be told about the death of their child while in such bad physical condition. Both Casey and her husbands parents are at each of their bedsides.
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Sep 30, 2008
 
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Mitchell family. I went to VHS with the parents and I am so sorry this has happened to them! They will be in my prayers!
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Sep 30, 2008
 
I'm close to the family and to let everyone know, they are taking money up for them at Surgoinsville Market, and Stanley Valley Market. Also, they are taking up money at TRW, the way I understood it's Gregs step father that works there. Please keep them in prayer!!
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Sep 30, 2008
 
A friend wrote:
I'm close to the family and to let everyone know, they are taking money up for them at Surgoinsville Market, and Stanley Valley Market. Also, they are taking up money at TRW, the way I understood it's Gregs step father that works there. Please keep them in prayer!!
Can you say or give initials of who his stepfather is? I know alot of ppl that work there! Thanks

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Sep 30, 2008
 
actually I think most people may know the girls dad from here. He is a Heat pump man up in Surgoinsville.

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Sep 30, 2008
 
My heart and prayers go out to the family. So so sad.
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Oct 1, 2008
 
My heart goes out to this family. I have two children myself and I couldnt imagine what they will feel when they are told of the loss of their child! The family will be in my prayers. May God be with them.
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Oct 1, 2008
 
the stanley valley fire dept. is setting up a blood drive at rogersville walmart, in the front, on monday oct. 6 from 9-3 to help this family, and others if any questions call stanley valley fire dept. come on out and donate for a good cause .
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Oct 1, 2008
 
Curious wrote:
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Can you say or give initials of who his stepfather is? I know alot of ppl that work there! Thanks
I will ask my husband when he gets home, he works down there and he told me that they took up for him on days and he assumed they would take up on 2nd as well.

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Oct 1, 2008
 
Healing thoughts & prayers..

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Oct 5, 2008
 
Has anyone heard how the parents are doing now?? I had heard they were in pretty bad shape, but wanted to see if anyone here had an update
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Oct 5, 2008
 
Words can't express my sorrow for this family...but i've known Caseys mom for many years...and she has a large,wonderful, extended family who will stand strong and cradle them in this families loving arms....you are in my thoughts and heart.
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Oct 5, 2008
 

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The Soldiers and Families of Easy Company, 2-506th would like to express their deepest sympathy for loss of Brionna. Greg and Casey were a part of our Family for over 3 years here at Fort Campbell. Our thoughts and prayers will always be with you.
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Oct 6, 2008
 
There is a website that anyone can visit it is gregandcasey.com if anyone would like to help them out they have lost everything and will have to start fresh. Just everyone please be thinking of them as they go through the biggest obstacle they will ever encounter.
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Oct 6, 2008
 
The website also has all the updates and everything on how that they are doing.

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Oct 6, 2008
 
This web-site is awesome......I do hope they continue to get better , and stronger.....

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