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Early morning blaze traps family; kids extremely critical

Two girls are in extremely critical condition following a mobile home fire on Highway 36 East around 7:30 a.m. Sunday. *************** ©The Herald Gazette/ This information may not be reprinted, broadcast or distributed electronically in any form or fashion without express consent. For reprint permission, e-mail *************** 14-year Hailey Power and her sister Anna Power, 9, were airlifted to Egleston – one from the fire scene and one after being stabilized at Spalding Regional Medical Center. They are in extremely critical condition and on life support. Six other family members were in the home. Three are hospitalized, including a nine-year-old boy. NOTE: Fire personnel indicated Anna’s last name is Power. Social media reports list her name as Hambrick. We are working to clear up this discrepancy. Along with local firefighters, Butts County fire units and personnel from the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center fire department were called in. Fire chief Steve Andrews said firefighters were paged out at 7:12 a.m. and were on the scene at 7:19. He said Hailey and Anna were the last two family members pulled from the home by emergency personnel. The initial indication is the fire started from a small kerosene heater in the living room or a radiator-style oil heater that was also in the living room. The mobile home was located at 1927 Hwy. 36 East. According to tax records, the 1989 Colony mobile home is owned by Allen Taylor Mote and Susan Calhoun Mote. UPDATE: There are unconfirmed reports young Anna’s condition worsened overnight Sunday.

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