Fatal fire kills Snellville woman and three children

SNELLVILLE — An early morning fire killed a Snellville woman and three children Saturday morning.

Firefighters responded to a police officer’s report that a trailer was on fire on the 4200 block of Smokecreek Parkway in Snellville.

Upon their arrival, fire crews found a single-story, mobile home well involved with flames through the roof. According to the Incident Commander, bystanders initially tried to go inside and rescue the family, but the amount of heat and smoke was too much for them to overcome so they backed out.

Firefighters were able to gain entry into the trailer and began searching for potential victims. Two children were located and quickly given to firefighters waiting at the window. The children were immediately turned over to paramedics but during patient care it was determined that the unconscious children had died from their injuries.

Firefighters continued their search inside of the mobile home and were able to locate a third child and an adult female who firefighters say were both already dead.

Fire Investigators are actively trying to determine what caused the fire, but the bulk of the damage is on the back of the trailer as it advanced toward the front. 

Due to Federal Patient Privacy Laws, the names of all victims and specifics to their injuries are not being disclosed. That information will be disclosed by the Medical Examiner’s office once a positive identification is made and cause of death determined. 

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