Autistic boy dies in Hoschton fire, mother & father escape - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Autistic boy dies in Hoschton fire, mother & father escape

Posted: Updated:
HOSCHTON, Ga. -

An autistic young man died in house fire that broke out on Jackson Meadow Drive in Hoschton early Thursday. His stepfather and mother managed to escape and were transported to a hospital.

Little remained of the home when fire crews left the scene about 6 a.m. Flames burned away the roof, proving very powerful despite firefighters reaching the home in about two minutes.

A fire official said, "Our guys went through the window and the mom was screaming, ‘He's in there. He's in there.'"

Firefighters arrived to see the Jackson Meadow Drive home engulfed by fire, with flames showing through the roof. Fire officials say the son was in his bedroom. Firefighters braved the fire and smoke to try to reach the young man, but couldn't locate him.

When the house began to collapse on the firefighters, they retreated and tackled the blaze from the outside. Fire crews took up an offensive stance. Once the fire was knocked down, firefighters went back into the house and found the deceased in a closet.

His mother and stepfather were taken to Athens Regional Hospital, Teichner reports. The woman had suffered burns to her hand and he was taken in for evaluation. The State Fire Marshal's Office has been called in to determine what caused the fire.

A total of three fire departments responded to battle the fire.

The names of the deceased, as well as his mother and stepfather, have not been released.

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • Woman missing from health care facility

    Woman missing from health care facility

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:29:43 GMT
    Roswell police are searching for a woman who was reported missing from a health care facility.
    Roswell police are searching for a woman who was reported missing from a health care facility.
  • Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Fatal shooting off Venetian Drive SW

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:03:45 GMT
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
    Atlanta police are investigating after a man was fatally shot outside of an abandoned car wash.
  • Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Burglars pretend to be engaged couple buying a home

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:05 GMT
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
    Deputies are asking the public for help to find more homeowners who may have fallen victim to two burglars, pretending to be in the market for a home.The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office says Tyler Michels and Rebecca Weismayer were arrested for burglarizinga 76-year-old man's home. Deputies say the two posed as an engaged couple looking to buy their first home. Detectives tell FOX 5 the homeowner let the suspects in, allowing the two to case his home. The two waited until the homeowner left, ...
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices