6-month-old infant dies in Stafford County fire - NBC12.com - Richmond, VA News

6-month-old infant dies in Stafford County fire

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STAFFORD, VA (WWBT) -

A fire in the Hartwood District of Stafford County claimed the life of 6-month-old Eleanor Avery. According to Stafford county officials, the mother attempted to rescue Eleanor, but the severity of the fire kept her from gaining entrance to the house.

The fire, which occurred on March 31, was unintentional and caused an estimated $650,000 in damage.

"This was a tragic accident that has devastated the family and the entire community," said Fire Chief Mark Lockhart and Sheriff Charles Jett.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family in this very difficult time."

A Facebook page dedicated to helping the Avery family rebuild their lives and defray burial costs has been set up here: https://www.facebook.com/AveryFamilyFireRelief

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