One dead in house fire

One dead in house fire


>>ANGELA, THANK YOU.>>>MEAN WHILE TONIGHT IT WAS A VERY TRAGIC MORNING IN FRANK FORTH AFTER AN 8-MONTH-OLD BABY DIED.>>SURROUNDING THE FAMILY WITH PRAYERS AND SUPPORT.>>Reporter: OUR RICHARD VAN WYK WAS THERE DURING THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME.>>SOME OF OUR FAMILY IS GOING THROUGH A TRAGEDY OUR JOB IS TO COME UP AROUND THEM.>>Reporter: MEMBERS OF THE FAITH FAMILY CHURCH SURROUNDED THE MILLS FAMILY WITH HUGS AND PRAYERS. IT IS A FAMILY NEEDING SUPPORT, LOVE AND ANSWERS.>>WHY WOULD GOD LET THIS HAPPEN? AND I DON’T KNOW ANYBODY WHO CAN ANSWER THAT.>>Reporter: WHEN FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED THEY FOUND THE MILLS FAMILY HOME ENGULFED IN FLAMES. EIGHT-MONTH-OLD DEACON WAS KILLED. TWO MORE CHILDREN WERE IN SCHOOL. MOM WASN’T HOME. INVESTIGATORS DON’T KNOW YET WHAT STARTED THE FIRE. EVERYTHING THE FAMILY OWNED IS DESTROYED. DONATIONS ARE POURING IN TO THE CHURCH’S GYM. THE PILES OF CLOTHING AND FOOD KEEP GROWING. SARAH, TONY AND HER DAUGHTERS DECIDED HELPING SOMEONE ELSE WAS MORE IMPORTANT THAN BUYING CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR THEMSELVES.>>AND THEY WERE BOTH ADAMANT THAT WE GO IN AND HELP THE FAMILY BECAUSE WE HAVE STUFF. EXACTLY WHAT THEY SAID. THEY DON’T HAVE ANYTHING NOW.>>THE CHURCH IS PROVIDING A TEMPORARY HOME TO A FAMILY OVERWHELMED BY WHAT THEY’VE LOST.>>I THINK RIGHT NOW IT’S SHOCK, AND THEY’RE JUST TRYING TO PULL TOGETHER AS A FAMILY AND PROCESS WHAT’S HAPPENED.>>Reporter: THIS WAS A DIFFICULT FIRE FOR FIRST RESPONDERS. THEY HAD A MANDATORY DEBRIEFING, GROUP COUNSELING FOR FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE OFFICERS, EMS WORKERS, EVEN THE RADIO DISPATCHERS. A FIRE THAT CLAIMED ONE YOUNG LIFE AND HURT SO MANY OTHERS. RICHARD VAN WYK, CHANNEL 13 EYEWITNESS NEWS.>>ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, RICH. NOW ACCORDING TO THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL’S OFFICE, 91 PEOPLE

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