Authorities discovered flames in the kitchen area before discovering an unconscious woman in the living room. After a while the child was in his bedroom.
Euclid, Ohio — Gabriel Leprez Goodson and her son Chase Goodson died Sunday morning in a fire at their Euclid apartment.
According to the press release, police first arrived at the Al Germanor apartments on Euclid Avenue shortly after 8:30 a.m. following reports of smoke in one of the hallways. Firefighters were able to force their way in after two police officers were unable to enter one of the units due to “extreme heat and heavy smoke”.
They found the flames in the kitchen area before finding an unconscious Gabriel Lepres Goodson in the living room. A little while later, my son, Chase Goodson, was in the bedroom.
Both victims were taken by ambulance to a local hospital, but sadly both died from their injuries.
All other residents in the building escaped safely, and Euclid and crew members from four other regional divisions fought the fire for approximately fifteen minutes, controlling it and preventing it from spreading to other homes. firefighter suffered a back injury in the accident and refused medical evacuation.
The exact cause of the incident is currently under investigation, and officials believe the fire started somewhere in the kitchen.
3News’ Lydia Esparra spoke with Euclid’s Assistant Fire Chief William Anderson, saying many of his crew have suffered from the tragedy.
“Things like this will never be forgotten. I ask viewers to pray for the bereaved families, the victims, and the firefighters.
She also spoke with family members who were shocked and heartbroken after learning that it was their niece and nephew who tragically died in the fire.
“I heard a fire engine early this morning,” Cookie Goodson said.
The family said the single mother and her son were loved in the community.
Euclid City Schools has released a statement regarding the tragic loss of life Sunday night.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you that yesterday a student and one of his parents at the Early Learning Village died in a fire. increase.
“We have no additional information at this time. We would like to provide some privacy as the family is dealing with this extremely difficult situation.
“We know that losing a classmate or friend can be a very painful experience, especially for young children. Supports those who need
“We’ve also included links that provide suggestions and resources to help children deal with grief. https://www.nasponline.org/…/schoo…/guidance-at-a-glance
“The best support for children during this time may be to continue with normal daily activities, such as attending school and participating in extracurricular activities. If you need help, feel free to contact Early at Learning Village (216) 797-4700.”
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