Duluth fire victims identified

Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 9:01 AM
Last updated 9:44 PM
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DULUTH, Ga. — Authorities have identified the three sisters who died after becoming trapped by a fire in their Duluth townhome.

Ted Bailey of the Gwinnett County Medical Examiner's Office said today that the victims are: Amirra Wingfield, 12; Dairien Wingfield, 17; and LaToya Jackson, 19. The girls' mother escaped the Friday blaze by jumping off a back balcony.

The two younger sisters died Friday night at Gwinnett Medical Center. Ms. Jackson died late Saturday night.

Firefighters found the girls huddled in a third-floor closet. They were badly burned and unconscious from smoke inhalation.

Investigators believe the fire started in a bedroom on the first level. The cause is under investigation.

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DEVGRU 10/11/09 - 08:12 am
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Sad, sad, sad.

Sad, sad, sad.

waugusta92
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waugusta92 10/11/09 - 11:20 am
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i hope they find the cause of

i hope they find the cause of the fire....something seems kind of off here? you make it out but not one of your kids do? hm. not saying it's impossible and i cant even imagine the circumstances but......hm.

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coolette 10/11/09 - 01:44 pm
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I agree with you! Was there

I agree with you! Was there a bedroom on the first floor?

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jamie8706 10/11/09 - 02:29 pm
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That is so sad, I just

That is so sad, I just surprise that the mother left and jump out of the window, my kids would have got out before I did though...but my prays go out to her though anyway especially when you lose all three

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minhchieu 10/14/09 - 04:24 pm
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OMG my friend was admira the

OMG my friend was admira the onw that died in the fire this is true we both went to duluth middle together we were frens and now shes gone

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