Authorities said that a pot of noodles left on a hot plate appear to have caused the camper fire that killed two small children and left a mother with severe burns.
The mother and child have been taken to the burn unit at UF Shands in Gainesville. The father has been released form the hospital with minor injuries.
The autopsy of 4-month-old Tally Ann Carter, who died in a Jacksonville hospital, is scheduled for Friday. The autopsy for 3-year-old Blayden Carter will take place Friday in Savannah, Georgia. The third child is in Gainesville.
The family was living in what police said was a cheaply-made camper when the fire happened on Wednesday. Authorities said they received a call two minutes after the first explosion before several more explosions occurred. Action News Jax obtained the 911 calls, and the emotion could be heard in those calls as people desperately treid to help the family:
Caller: "It’s bad, its bad. There’s people hurt really bad. There’s babies, I think one of the babies is gone."
Caller: "Oh! We got explosions, we got explosions."
Dispatch: "There’s explosives on scene?"
Caller: "Yes, we got explosions on scene."
Authorities said the family had moved into that camper after a previous one that they were living in burned down from a fire a few months ago. Authorities said that that fire was "suspicious."
A GoFundMe account has been created for a family in which two children died Wednesday in a trailer fire in Brunswick.
The account said a 3-year-old and a 4-month-old died died the fire. A third child is in ICU at Shands in Gainesville. According to the account's description, the mother and child might have to be transferred to a burn unit in Cincinnati and the family will need to pay for medical expenses.
The foster mother of the children's father was the one who created the account, which is asking for $15,000.
Click here to view and donate to the account.
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