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Monday, December 8, 2008

2 Children Dead, Father Has Critical Burns In Olean Fire

A one-year-old boy is dead, and firefighters believe they may have found the remains of a 3-year-old child after a late night house fire in Olean.

Firefighters had been searching what was left of the South Second Street house all day looking for any signs of the 3-year-old. At around 5 p.m., they found what they think could be the child's remains. A four-year-old boy escaped the house without being hurt.

The childrens' father, Cecil Gayton, suffered severe burns while trying to get back into the building to save his children. He's in critical condition at ECMC.

Gayton and his children lived in a first floor apartment. The occupants of the second floor apartment were not hurt. 1490 NewsBlog

UPDATE:

Second Child Found Dead

Olean Police have confirmed that a second child has died in an Olean house fire. The remains of a 3-year-old girl were found this afternoon.

The fire started in the South Second Street home at about 11:20 last night. A one-year-old boy also died in the fire. A four-year-old boy escaped uninjured.

The childrens' father, Cecil Gayton, suffered serious burns while trying to rescue the two younger children. He's in critical condition at ECMC.
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Blaze destroys two homes in city of Olean

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

Let's all say a prayer for this family

Anonymous said...

We all should be so grateful for what we have...love & life! My heart hurts for this family. I hope our prayers to them will be felt and they can get through this terrible tragedy as a family. I can't imagine the loss. My prayers are for them. My we remember this loss and look for all the good in our lives.

Anonymous said...

I am suprised we have not had alot more tragedies like this one.
I know more and more people who are trying to use other sources of heat for their homes due to the high natural gas costs!!!!
Often times, those other sources of heat can be much more dangerous.
How many more tragedies have to occur before something is done about the Gas Companies taking advantage of the American people!