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11-Year-Old Boy Dies in Dooms House Fire - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

There are 22 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Sep 30, 2012, titled 11-Year-Old Boy Dies in Dooms House Fire - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Fire investigators are trying to figure out what started a house fire that trapped and killed an 11-year-old boy in Augusta County Sunday morning.

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OSOK

Ardsley, NY

#1 Sep 30, 2012
My condolences. Very sad. Everyone's prayers are with this family.
I Care

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Sep 30, 2012
No one should have to go through this, I may never understand why things like this happen, but I do know God is always there and His love will comfort and help this family. Another young angel earned his wings. My prayers and condolences for this family.
sandy shifflet

Waynesboro, VA

#4 Sep 30, 2012
thoughts and prayers are with you all, may god be with you all.

“I'm simple, yet complicated”

Since: Aug 09

Somewhere around Augusta Co

#8 Sep 30, 2012
My thoughts and prayers go out to this family for your loss. No words could possibly take away the pain you are enduring. Please know that your surrounding community will support you in any way we can.

I find it very unnerving that so many devastating house fires have effected Augusta County in recent months. More so, the fact that this mother stated that no fire detectors went off while the family's home was in flames. I know several others who have had home fires in the county have also stated the same thing. Our family had a small house fire almost a year ago, and I can attest to the same situation-no signal from the smoke alarm while the fire was in full force. Just a warning for those who think this could never happen to you--it can, without warning! Please be be proactive and aware!!
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Oct 1, 2012
Mom2jake brings up a good point. I'm not saying it could have prevented this but it's always a reminder to check your smoke detectors! Especially if you have small children, you need to know that if a fire breaks out that, something will wake them up.
(In case anyone is interested, I am actually a eagle scout, and my service project was surveying apartment buildings for smoke detectors.)

My condolences to this grieving family and my prayers are with them.
Sunny2468

Fincastle, VA

#10 Oct 1, 2012
My heart breaks for this family. My prayers and condolences go out to you all.
GOP

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Oct 1, 2012
So sorry to hear of this boy's tragic end. As heating season approaches, everyone please replace the smoke detector batteries and install additional smoke detectors where needed. Every bedroom should have one especially if the occupant sleeps with the door closed. Also, the tops of the stairswells on all levels in the house and the attic as well. Be safe.
Agent Smith

Harrisonburg, VA

#12 Oct 1, 2012
If you want more on this story, check out TV-3's story. They actually spoke with the mother.
Sunny2468

Fincastle, VA

#13 Oct 1, 2012
Eaglescout1984 wrote:
Mom2jake brings up a good point. I'm not saying it could have prevented this but it's always a reminder to check your smoke detectors! Especially if you have small children, you need to know that if a fire breaks out that, something will wake them up.
(In case anyone is interested, I am actually a eagle scout, and my service project was surveying apartment buildings for smoke detectors.)
My condolences to this grieving family and my prayers are with them.
Your reminder is a good one, but just pressing the button once a month is not a good indicator of how well the detector works in a real fire/smoke situation.

I have five smoke detectors in my small house, all fairly new Kidd brand. The one in the dining room off the kitchen goes off if a little grease splashes on the smooth-top burner or when toast is just a little over-browned. The one in the actual kitchen has never, ever gone off for smoke even when a piece of paper I was holding fell on a burner sent up a lot of smoke. However, it does go off whenever there is a lot of steam in the kitchen when I am canning or even boiling a pot of water for an extended time. Anything that steams up the windows sets off the kitchen smoke alarm. The one in the living room goes off once in a while for no reason at all. It eats up batteries at a rate of three times faster than the other four (I write the date on the battery when it is changed).

There should be a test beyond pushing the button that is accurate for real smoke and fire situations, but I don't know what it is. I do know that I do not have any faith in any of my detectors.
Tammy Graybill

Chase City, VA

#14 Oct 1, 2012
Im SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT WHAT HAVES HAPPENED TO YALLS FAMILY PLEASE TAKE VERY GOOD CARE
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Oct 1, 2012
What a horrific tragedy. I'm so sorry for your loss.
Scene enough

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Oct 1, 2012
I am so sorry! Prayers for strength and peace.
Addison

Waynesboro, VA

#18 Oct 1, 2012
the childs name was dustin and he was my best friend
the deal

Thomasville, NC

#19 Oct 1, 2012
Addison, I am so very sorry for the loss of your best friend. You will always remember him I know. He is at peace now but know that he will watch over you from now on. bless you.
Angel

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Oct 1, 2012
My heart goes out to his family and friends. What an awful tragedy.
Friend

Fairfield, VA

#21 Oct 1, 2012
Addison wrote:
the childs name was dustin and he was my best friend
As your best friend, you will have a lot good memories of Dustyn to share with his mom and dad and little brother. Being sad and grieving for a while is natural, but sharing good memories brings some peace and comfort to the heart and soul.

I didn't know Dustyn, but I enjoyed reading some of the good things said about him by his mom, neighbors and other relatives. I know his own parents would love to hear you share your memories with them in a few days after they get through the horrible time they are going through right now.

Bless you for standing by your best friend.
Gru

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Oct 1, 2012
Heard this on the radio this morning. So very sad. My condolences & prayers to his parents.
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#23 Oct 1, 2012
Sunny2468 wrote:
I have five smoke detectors in my small house, all fairly new Kidd brand. The one in the dining room off the kitchen goes off if a little grease splashes on the smooth-top burner or when toast is just a little over-browned. The one in the actual kitchen has never, ever gone off for smoke even when a piece of paper I was holding fell on a burner sent up a lot of smoke. However, it does go off whenever there is a lot of steam in the kitchen when I am canning or even boiling a pot of water for an extended time. Anything that steams up the windows sets off the kitchen smoke alarm. The one in the living room goes off once in a while for no reason at all. It eats up batteries at a rate of three times faster than the other four (I write the date on the battery when it is changed).
There should be a test beyond pushing the button that is accurate for real smoke and fire situations, but I don't know what it is. I do know that I do not have any faith in any of my detectors.
There is a test beyond the button. It's a smoke can that simulates fire smoke and will set off working detectors http://www.hometech.com/hts/products/security...

Also, be aware that most homes DO NOT have smoke detectors in the kitchen because of the false alarms or quickly contained grease fires that occur. It's possible you may even have a heat detector as opposed to a smoke detector. That would explain not going off for smoke, but going off when moisture enters the detector (another good reason to not have a smoke detector in the kitchen).
Friend

Fairfield, VA

#24 Oct 1, 2012
Eaglescout1984 wrote:
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There is a test beyond the button. It's a smoke can that simulates fire smoke and will set off working detectors http://www.hometech.com/hts/products/security...
Also, be aware that most homes DO NOT have smoke detectors in the kitchen because of the false alarms or quickly contained grease fires that occur. It's possible you may even have a heat detector as opposed to a smoke detector. That would explain not going off for smoke, but going off when moisture enters the detector (another good reason to not have a smoke detector in the kitchen).
Thanks again for your input. I checked all of the detectors and four of them are identical--the ones that are not in the kitchen--but the one that is in the kitchen proper is a lot larger, newer looking or at least more expensive looking, and has two test buttons where the others have one. There is nothing on the face but the word "KIDD." The others have a caution about not painting, etc.

The kitchen is the largest room in the house and the distance from the stove to the detector in the dining room (which goes off all the time) is the same as it is to the one on the kitchen ceiling right next to the arch that leads to the living room.

I am disabled and today is a bad leg day so I can't get on a step ladder to check them more closely. I think I need to take each down and read on the inside to see what I actually have. With my disability, changing the battery is usually a hurried thing, so I don't do much but date the battery on a piece of tape and stick it in. Actually, every time they start chirping has been in the middle of the night.

The home that burned only had one detector on the first floor and that is truly only a one story house. Detectors are so cheap, compared to losing everything or losing a life, they should have the foremost consideration for purchase and ongoing maintenance. We spend over a thousand dollars for a riding mower just to keep the grass mowed. Less than $100 would put one in each bedroom.
Dooms

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Oct 1, 2012
Seriously, Dooms?

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