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9-Month-Old Burned In House Fire Dies

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Donations collected at Monticule's Restaurant Sunday. Donations collected at Monticule's Restaurant Sunday.
9-month-old Jkoby Burroughs died Sunday, He was trapped in a house fire Friday. 9-month-old Jkoby Burroughs died Sunday, He was trapped in a house fire Friday.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The 9-month-old baby badly burned in a house fire on Friday has died. Jkoby Burroughs passed away early Sunday morning at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.

Family members said 50- percent of Jkoby's body was burned when a fire started in the back bedroom of their home. Jkoby's brother, 22-month-old Markel Burroughs was also in that back room. He is still in critical condition.

Family and friends joined together Sunday to remember Jkoby at a local restaurant. The children's grandfather, Authur Grant, said the family is doing well, but it is difficult to describe what they are going through.

Jkoby's grandfather came on friday morning to find his home on fire and his 9 month old and 22 month old grandsons trapped inside.

"Just standing on the outside listening to my children scream, nobody can go in to help them because the smoke was too intense," said Authur Gant. "This is going to haunt us for the rest of our lives," he continued.

Mr. Grant said the calls and concerns from friends have been uplifting. On Sunday, friends at Monique's Restaurant raised money to help the family with financial obligations. Within an hour, customers donated more than $200.00.

"Makes me feel like I'm not alone in this. It makes me feel real good ya know. I ain't never been through anything like this before," said Grant.

"It was a family in need. So it was just an act of compassion, and I would hope someone would do the same for me or other folks in the area when those needy times arise," said donator Curtis Bowling.

Not only has the family lost Jkoby, but they lost their home in the fire. Monique's owner said when she heard what the family was going through, she knew she had to do something, and those who donated said they were happy to help out in any way. 

Mr. Grant said they're currently working on funeral arrangements. Right now they are waiting on the results from the autopsy.

Donations, in memory of Jkoby can be made at Moniques Restaurant. That's located at 600 West Trinity Lane.

  

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