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Toddler killed, 4 injured in Hart Co. house fire

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Scene of the fatal fire in Hart County. (Dec. 15, 2013/FOX Carolina) Scene of the fatal fire in Hart County. (Dec. 15, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Scene of the fatal fire in Hart County. (Dec. 15, 2013/FOX Carolina) Scene of the fatal fire in Hart County. (Dec. 15, 2013/FOX Carolina)
Scene of the fatal fire in Hart County. (Dec. 15, 2013/FOX Carolina) Scene of the fatal fire in Hart County. (Dec. 15, 2013/FOX Carolina)
LAVONIA, GA (FOX Carolina) -

A northeast Georgia family is dealing with the loss of a 2-year-old and injuries to four others after a fire ripped through home on Sunday.

The Hart County Fire Department responded to a structure fire between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m., according to Fire Chief Jerry Byrum.

Byrum said the mobile home on Rocky Fork Road, which is in the Shoal Creek area of Hart County, was "gutted out" by the fire.

Byrum said firefighters knocked out the fire quickly, knowing someone was inside. He said they didn't know exactly where the person was, so they worked quickly to locate the person.

Two-year-old Damion Westley Reddick died in the blaze. The coroner, Mike Adams, said he believes the cause of death to be smoke inhalation, though an autopsy is scheduled for Monday.  

There were five people in the house when the blaze began, according to Byrum. He said the other four people were taken to the hospital.

Spokesman for Georgia's Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Glen Allen told FOX 5 News in Atlanta that the mother of the 2-year-old boy was flown to the Joseph M. Still Burn Centers in Augusta. A man and two other children were also injured in the fire.

"I hope that the community around us will come together and pray for them and help them with whatever they need," said neighbor Tasha King.

Fire investigators are looking at a space heater as the possible cause of the fire. They said the house is a total loss.

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