UPDATE: Child killed in Wood County fire has been identified

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 9:52am

On November 29, 2011 at approximately 11:14 pm the Wood County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call.

The caller stated there was a fire in a residence on county road 4536 in the Winnsboro Tx.

When fire, deputies and ambulance personal arrived the mobile home was fully involved.

There were five people living in the home at the time of the fire. Four of the family members the Father (Justin Hammond), Mother (Linda Henson), Grandmother (Belinda Henson), and a 2yr old son narrowly escaped with burns to their hands, body and face.

Three helicopters were called to the location and all four were transported to Dallas to the Parkland Burn Hospital where they were admitted.

A seven year old female child (Jazmine Henson) did not make it out of the residence after repeated attempts by the parents and Grandmother to rescue her.

After the fire was contained the child’s body was located in the living room where she was pronounced dead by justice of the peace Clancy Holmes.

Her body was sent to the Dallas County ME Office for an autopsy.

While on the location of the fire a Perryville Fireman fell from one of the fire trucks and had to be transported by ambulance to the hospital for neck and back injuries.
Information from Wood County Sheriff's Department


The Wood County Sheriff's Department tells KETK a child was killed in a mobile home fire Tuesday night.
They say it happened on County Road 4536 in the Perryville community outside of Winnsboro.
The Department says firefighters were called to the scene around 11:15 P.M.
A young girl was killed in the fire. Officials have not released her name or age at this time.
In addition to the girl, three adults and a two year old child were also in the mobile home at the time of the fire.
They were flown to a Dallas hospital to be treated for burns. Their names and details of their condition were not immediately available.
The home was a total loss. The cause is still under investigation.



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