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Two children killed in Pickens Co. fire

Posted: Updated: July 22, 2013 12:42 PM
Fire destroyed the Daisy Drive home Sunday morning. (July 21, 2013/FOX Carolina) Fire destroyed the Daisy Drive home Sunday morning. (July 21, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Fire destroyed the Daisy Drive home Sunday morning. (July 21, 2013/FOX Carolina) Fire destroyed the Daisy Drive home Sunday morning. (July 21, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Fire destroyed the Daisy Drive home Sunday morning. (July 21, 2013/FOX Carolina) Fire destroyed the Daisy Drive home Sunday morning. (July 21, 2013/FOX Carolina)
DACUSVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Investigators in Pickens County said two children died in an early morning mobile home fire Sunday.

Chief Deputy Creed Hashe with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office said deputies and crews with the Dacusville Fire Department responded to a home on Daisy Drive just after 4:30 a.m. after a neighbor called 911.

Hashe said the mobile home was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived. He said crews were able to rescue a woman and a two-year old child from the home, who were rushed to the Augusta Burn Center to be treated for their injuries.

Hashe said crews also discovered the bodies of two other children. Coroner Kandy Kelley identified the victims as 7-year-old Timothy Graham and 4-year-old Devon Graham. Kelley said autopsies will be performed on Timothy and Devon on Monday.

Hashe said the woman identified herself to first responders as the mother of the three children, and said she was cooking when the fire erupted inside the home.

The boys' aunt, Ashley Stamey, said their mother was able to pull her youngest son outside and went back in for Timothy and Devon but was burned and could not reach them.

"I would like to say thanks to the fire department and everyone that stepped in," said Stamey. "I look up to my sister for trying to save her babies lives, she's suffering now. Thanks to everybody that was out here now. The family, everyone to keep praying for this family. This is such a tragedy."

The boys' mother and youngest brother are scheduled to have surgery in Augusta on Monday, according to family.

The Pickens County Coroner's Office, Sheriff's Office, and the Dacusville Fire Department continue to investigate the fire, but officials said they do not suspect any foul play at this time and their investigation indicates the fire was accidental.

Hashe said based on the early investigation's findings and what the mother told them, the fire started in the kitchen near the stove. She told first responders that she was preparing to cook on the stove with grease when the blaze broke out.

Deputies said they do not know if the home was equipped with smoke detectors because of the extensive damage. They said the

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