Georgia twins tragically die in house fire just hours after they celebrated first birthday
Logan Bennett, the twins' elder sister, stated, 'There was a house fire and unfortunately it took the lives of these two beautiful babies'
MOLENA, GEORGIA: In an unfortunate incident, two toddlers were discovered dead at around 3 am on Sunday, November 13, 2022, after a fire was extinguished by firefighters at a residence in Molena, Georgia, a town roughly 60 miles south of Atlanta.
The Pike County Fire Department was called to 347 Short Cut Road at 3.25 am on Sunday due to reports of a fire. When they arrived on the site, the fire had already been put out. However, the fire claimed the lives of two children who were discovered inside the house. Family members stated that the two children who died were twins. According to sources, the twins had just turned one on November 12. The family was preparing for a celebration to honor the significant occasion, according to their elder sister Logan Bennett, as reported by WSBTV. The state fire marshal stated that the fire was accidental.
Bennett posted a photo of the twins on GoFundMe and wrote, "We had a very tragic event happen the early morning of 11/13/22. There was a house fire and unfortunately it took the lives of these two beautiful babies." The family has set up a GoFundMe page for anyone interested in donating to the funeral expenses of the twins.
Bennett added, "I am the sister of these two, my biological father and his wife do not have the funds for a funeral, because we were planning their first birthday party. These two sweet babies just turned 1 on 11/12/22 and they are so loved and missed dearly." As of November 14, there had been over 75 donations, which together had raised over $5000.
The fundraiser's organizer has since removed the ability to accept additional contributions. The Pike County Sheriff's Office shared the news of the accident with the neighborhood in a Facebook post and also offered their condolences to the family.
"Deputies responded to a house fire last night [Sunday, November 12] and we are saddened at the loss of two children. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time," the Pike County Sheriff's Office stated.
According to a report by Zebra, house fires cause an average of 2,620 civilian fatalities annually in the US. The main reason why home fires are fatal is smoke inhalation. Every year, 500 children under the age of 14 die in fires. More than half of young children under the age of five die from fire accidents while they are asleep. Approximately every half hour, or every 35 minutes, a US civilian sustains injuries from the fire.