Columbus toddler dies at Still Burn Center

Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 2:00 PM
Last updated 9:33 PM
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COLUMBUS, Ga. - A toddler burned in a fire at a Columbus home day care has died.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that 1-year-old Michael Duvard Jr. died Saturday afternoon at the Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. He was just three days short of his second birthday.

Muscogee County Coroner Bill Thrower said Michael died of complications from his fire injuries. The Columbus toddler was one of nine children at a home that was found engulfed in flames Friday afternoon.

Two adults were also in the house, which witnesses said was used as a day care center.

Fire officials said Saturday the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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Just My Opinion 02/28/10 - 03:13 pm
Of course this is an absolute

Of course this is an absolute tragedy. Please, those are will offer up prayer for condolences and comfort for the families of this child and those others involved, please don't forget to include prayers for the nurses, doctors, and aides who are helping with their care and recovery. I know some of them and when any patient dies, these fine people also hurt and mourn, certainly not to the extent that the victims' families do, but sorrow is still sorrow. God bless all involved!

corgimom 02/28/10 - 06:21 pm
If you keep children in your

If you keep children in your home- whether it's your own or others, have a fire escape plan. Practice it. A fire just takes seconds to spread.

Cadence 02/28/10 - 11:09 pm
This is just so sad. You are

This is just so sad. You are both so right.

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