Mother Talks About Fatal Fire

Mother Talks About Fatal Fire

There are 30 comments on the WCYB story from Sep 4, 2013, titled Mother Talks About Fatal Fire. In it, WCYB reports that:

More facts about the fire that took the life of a two year old girl in Marion Virginia Tuesday morning.

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huh

Knoxville, TN

#1 Sep 4, 2013
I think WCYB was wrong to go to these women grieving in their hospital rooms who wont even remember that they were there, tomorrow because of the residual effects from the drugs they were given during their surgeries and for the intermittent pain. Do we have to know every tiny detail that we send newscasters
to their hospital rooms?
People today

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Sep 5, 2013
I'd say yes, if you're following the other topix. Guess the ppl thought it best to stop all the lies. They might have called the tv station. Hippo laws won't let ppl just walk in to a hospital with a camera unless their asked
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Burlington, VT

#3 Sep 5, 2013
I honestly think it was the right thing to do in this case. People had heard so many tales and rumors about what happened. I still can not figure out why the grandmother was still in there after she got the kids out originally because both women had to jump out the window. It does clear up the fact that she did not in fact just leave one of the kids, and it does clear up who jumped with whom etc. I feel sorry for these people, no matter the cause. I am glad these people at least got a chance to get their side of the story out there. There have been awful rumors going around about how this child was left in the fire. To be grieving a child and hearing all of those nasty rumors would be torture. Let the investigators do the work. It would be easier to let people think it is meth, as far as the apt complex goes. Otherwise they may have serious liability for the electrical system, lack of fire escapes etc. Let's remember that when your home is on fire, and you are trying to get everyone out there is confusion, you have to think while running and you do not have time to second guess anything. I am sure that going back into that building will haunt this poor girl forever.
huh

Knoxville, TN

#4 Sep 5, 2013
See it wrote:
I honestly think it was the right thing to do in this case. People had heard so many tales and rumors about what happened. I still can not figure out why the grandmother was still in there after she got the kids out originally because both women had to jump out the window. It does clear up the fact that she did not in fact just leave one of the kids, and it does clear up who jumped with whom etc. I feel sorry for these people, no matter the cause. I am glad these people at least got a chance to get their side of the story out there. There have been awful rumors going around about how this child was left in the fire. To be grieving a child and hearing all of those nasty rumors would be torture. Let the investigators do the work. It would be easier to let people think it is meth, as far as the apt complex goes. Otherwise they may have serious liability for the electrical system, lack of fire escapes etc. Let's remember that when your home is on fire, and you are trying to get everyone out there is confusion, you have to think while running and you do not have time to second guess anything. I am sure that going back into that building will haunt this poor girl forever.
I disagree.Please tell me how either of these women were in their right minds to be able to discuss anything. Their minds still had to be foggy from the drugs they are taking to ease their physical pain. It was a scoop, where privacy should have been regarded. the interviews didn't help a thing...people are still twisting their words. I'm sorry but the news media doesn't belong in a hospital room.
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Burlington, VT

#5 Sep 5, 2013
I can understand what you are saying, and agree to a point. I am not sure either of them are completley clear headed. However, as someone else said, the news can not just bombard them. They had to ask, or at least allow the questioning. Maybe she felt like she needed to say something, since all of the meth lab rumors, and stories about her just leaving her baby are going around. Kosher or not, in cases like this with the loss of a child, someone "needs" to say something. Her name is being dragged through all kinds of mud. Granted, the family could have issued a blanket statement denying all meth rumors and stating the children had been taken outside first and the little girl went back in. I agree that interviewing both of them sperately did raise more questions about the events, but it quelled the rumors in town about her and the grandmother just leaving the baby and bailing. Some of the stories I have heard are just awful.
disagree

Knoxville, TN

#6 Sep 5, 2013
there were other family members in the grandmother's room that could have asked the news team to leave. I did not see anyone asking to end the interview at any time.
boarderline

Knoxville, TN

#7 Sep 5, 2013
Wow I seen the news feeds and seen pics and listened to story after story I sit on the fence whether it was intentional or accidental nothing seems to add up put all the information they say and others say they witnessed happening and u tell me how anything seems to make any sense because I can't make any sense out of any of it,just saying. However I feel sorry for the little girl having to loose her life at such a young age however if she was to grow up in that family she would ended up corrupted so at least she's innocent and pure and had the wonderful chance to go to heaven
:)

Knoxville, TN

#8 Sep 5, 2013
I whole heartedly believe this involved meth. seriously. 1. You don't calmly look down the hall. 2. If you everyone gets out and there is a fire, you make sure your children are out. And considering the Elizabeth's mother was out, would she let her go back in a burning building? and why would you go back inside to get papers. Fuckk them papers and make sure you're family is safe.
Jack Rabbit

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Sep 5, 2013
The girls mother wasnt out. That is the missing piece here. If the girl was in the bath, and the granny was in the house, why didnt granny come running to tell her there was a fire,(instead of the kid) and then immediately get the kids out. Why did she get out, get her towel and go down the hall to see what was burning, instead of haulin ass. Why did they send two babies outside of a burning building and stay behind to "look for papers", and not expect one or both kids to come looking for them. I know rationality is not always there in an emergency situation, but something about this bugs me I guess. Maybe it is because looking back on it, we can see all the things that could have been done differently. Im sure they will look back and think those things too. If this was an electrical fire, and there is a real chance it was, then I hope they announce it soon, so that these people can grieve without all the rumors.
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Burlington, VT

#11 Sep 6, 2013
Finally we have a modicum of an answer. It was just released that this fire has been ruled as accidental. This would indicate that meth manufacturing was NOT involved. There will always be questions, and what if's but at least maybe now the rumors can die down and this family can grieve in peace, and heal from their injuries.
Momma

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Sep 6, 2013
See it wrote:
Finally we have a modicum of an answer. It was just released that this fire has been ruled as accidental. This would indicate that meth manufacturing was NOT involved. There will always be questions, and what if's but at least maybe now the rumors can die down and this family can grieve in peace, and heal from their injuries.
Why people feel they need to know every single detail is SICK! It's been investigated and was ACCIDENTAL, which means no meth or no electrical. What is it matter if it was a scented candle knocked over, cigarette not put out, paper to close to a stove eye, or whatever. Accidental is good enough for anybody but family.
Jack Rabbit

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Sep 6, 2013
I agree. We do not have the NEED to know. It is human nature to be curious, but we do not actually have to know. It said on the news human error, and accidental. That is enough. Nobody was cooking drugs, and nobody set the fire intentionally. The end.
Cool beans

Knoxville, TN

#14 Sep 6, 2013
All so sad no matter what.
sick of it

United States

#15 Sep 7, 2013
Hate the Lil one died, but as a mom that material shit could have burned, my babies would have been in my arms. Where I knew where they where. I mean of I knew what was so important she ran back in. N then all the people talking on the news saying they were her friends, then why didn't they get her babies, just doesn't go together. Of more would surface then I and many would.understand.
noname

Knoxville, TN

#16 Sep 7, 2013
Multiple studies all indicate that using compressed-air foam instead of water alone greatly improves fire extinguishment and firefighter safety. This may be why they chose to use foam instead of water from the hydrants.
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Burlington, VT

#17 Sep 7, 2013
From what I was told there was no water in the hydrant at the apartment. If that was true, then something should be done about it. And Noname is right, foam is a safer and more effective way of extinguishing a fire. And to "sick of it": those friends did try to get the little girl out. Bystanders, and first responders alike tried to get in. With no fire gear, no ladder, no fire escapes on the building to use etc, they could not get in and get to her. It is a tragic accident obviously. The paper says it was human error, not electrical and not meth. This girl may have made the ultimate mistake by going back in, but she has also paid the ultimate price, now she has to try to find a way to live with that mistake for the sake of her other children. She will be haunted by the what if's for the rest of her life. Lets try to show some compassion. It is easy for us to sit here after the fact and dictate what should have or could have been done differently. In that moment of fear and panic we do not know how we would react.
noname

Knoxville, TN

#18 Sep 7, 2013
Have to agree with see it, upstairs apts should at least have a throw down ladder. A little compassion goes a long way and it does not cost a dime. Hopefully this will help us all be better prepared for emergency situations.
The picture that showed the figure inside the apt. during the fire was amazing. An angel came to carry her away, may her family be comforted knowing she is in heaven waiting for them.
Jussayin

United States

#19 Sep 8, 2013
noname wrote:
Have to agree with see it, upstairs apts should at least have a throw down ladder. A little compassion goes a long way and it does not cost a dime. Hopefully this will help us all be better prepared for emergency situations.
The picture that showed the figure inside the apt. during the fire was amazing. An angel came to carry her away, may her family be comforted knowing she is in heaven waiting for them.
I am interested in seeing this image
See it

Burlington, VT

#20 Sep 8, 2013
Me too. I have seen most of the news photos, but I did not realize there was a picture like the one mentioned.
noname

Knoxville, TN

#21 Sep 8, 2013
Go to WCYB-tv website,photos:Marion apartment fire it is photo 8 of 13, photo was taken by Ken Heath. Zoom in on the second floor window on the left hand side of the photo.

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