BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- UPDATE 10/29/13 6:40 pm
"I think when you have someone who has lost a child I think that is far bigger than anything we deal with on a regular basis." said Deborah Williams of Warren County Rescue.
Around 3:15 Tuesday morning, Kentucky State Police responded to a fire at the Woodland Mobile Home Park on Glen Lily Road. Police said a 2 and 4 year old were rescued from the fire, but one child didn't make it.
"Firefighters have discovered 7 year old, Ethan Miller in the residence that had died as a result of the fire. Kentucky State Police along with the State Fire Marshal's office are currently investigating the fire." stated Kentucky State Trooper Jonathan Biven.
The Miller family came back to what used to be their home briefly, but all that remained was pulled back metal and burnt up insulation.
While neighbors say they didn't know the Millers personally. They say one of the trademarks when passing the home was seeing the small boys playing out front, with smiles on their faces.
"The little boy, he would wave. The dog, a chihuahua, he would come in our yard sometimes. I've got a chihuahua. The little chihuahua died." said a sad Beverly McCoy.
Charles Miller was the father of Ethan, and is a member of the National Guard and Warren County Rescue. Each group is doing what they can, to help the family in their hour of need.
"We always have gatherings at Christmas time and we see members of the families. We try to be one big family and when one of our family is hurting we try to help them as best we can." added Williams.
"It's hard. I couldn't imagine it happening to me. I just pray everyday for it, you know for the family." said McCoy through tears.
Warren County Rescue and the National Guard have set up a fund for the Miller Family at Monticello Banking Company in Bowling Green. The family is also in dire need of clothing. The Barren River Fire Department will be accepted clothing and toy donations. Officials at Warren County Rescue have provided a list of sizes for each family member.
-Womens: XL Shirt, Size 14 Pants, Size 7 Shoes
-Children: Size 2T, 4-5 Clothes, Size 7, 11 Shoes
-Men: Size XL, XXXL Size Shirt, Size 38x32 , 52 Waist Pants, Size 11.5, 13 Shoes
For more information check the links below.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- UPDATE: Warren County Rescue Officials have released the name of the child that died in a fire early Tuesday morning. Officials say Ethan Miller ,7, has died. His father, Charles Miller, has been a Captain with the Rescue Squad for four years. Two other children, ages 2 and 4, each escaped the blaze. A fund has been established for the family at Monticello Banking Company, on Wilkinson Trace in Bowling Green.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- Kentucky State Police say a small child died following a fire early Tuesday morning.
Several county fire departments spent hours fighting smoke, flames, and fog early Tuesday morning at a home near Glen Lily Rd. The fire happened in a home in the Woodland Mobile Home park around 3 a.m.
Police say two children, ages 2 and 4, were rescued from the home.
Information regarding the cause of the fire has not been released. We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.