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4 children die in fire conyers georgia

A Georgia mother suffered major burns to her body as she tried to save four of her five children who ultimately died in a fire, WSB-TV Channel 2 in Atlanta reports.

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Investigators are still trying to determine what started the blaze at the Conyers, Ga., home where Reba Glass and her five children lived. But is known is that, when Glass was alerted to the fire, she dropped her 6-year-old son, Darnell Jr., out a second-story window then jumped out herself. She returned to rescue her mother who was sleeping downstairs. But when Glass returned for her other children, the flames caused second- and third-degree burns on over 40 percent of her body. She could not reach them, despite her best efforts.


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Ah’Dariya, 9, DeShawn, 7, Amoni, 3, and 8-month old Deon, Jr. lost their lives in the fire.

Here is more from WSB-TV Channel 2 has more:

As the fire burned, LaMonte Stroud was arriving home from a Rockdale High School wrestling match.

Still wearing his wrestling uniform, Stroud tried to rescue the children. He said he saw Ah’Dariya in an upstairs window crying for help.

“I heard somebody just yelling and screaming,” he said. “She was just saying, ‘Help me, help me.'”

Unable to get up the stairs, Stroud said he rushed around back and climbed up to a second-story bathroom window.

“I started hitting the window with my fist,” Stroud said. “I broke the window, and I was screaming ‘Come to the bathroom, come to the bathroom, I can get y’all out.’ But I guess they couldn’t get out of the room or they were already gone by then.”

Conyers Police Sgt. Bill Connell was the first officer on the scene. He attempted to get up the stairs using a fire extinguisher, but the inferno was just too intense.

“I tried to knock (the fire) down with a fire extinguisher to make it through,” Connell said. “I could feel it burning the top of my head. It’s incredibly frustrating. You’re looking for anything you can do, and there’s just nothing.”

Connell spotted Stroud and together they tried to use a stick to knock out the remaining upstairs windows hoping they would see the children’s faces, but they never did.

The children were later found either in their beds or next to one. Billie Cox, a family minister, visited Glass at the hospital. She said the mother was still in shock. “She said, ‘This is a dream. I’m just going to wake up, it’s a bad dream and I’m going wake up and have my babies, going to have my babies,’” Cox said.

Go to WBS-TV for more details on this tragic story.

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