Posted: Friday, February 14th 2014 at 12:59pm
Fire kills girl during power outage; candle blamed
By The Associated Press
MILLEN, Ga. (AP) Authorities say a 5-year-old east Georgia girl has died after a candle sparked a fire in her home, which had lost power after this week's ice storm.
Glenn Allen, a spokesman for the state fire marshal's office, says the girl's parents are both hospitalized for burns and smoke inhalation. The girl's 9-year-old brother escaped unharmed.
Allen says firefighters were called to the manufactured home in the Jenkins County town of Millen around 5:40 a.m. Friday. The town is about 50 miles south of Augusta, in an area hard-hit by power outages from the storm.
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