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Mon Apr 15, 2024, 05:50 PM Apr 2024

'We are devastated': 2 young brothers die days after Fairfax Co. house fire

Hat tip, WRC-TV, channel 4 in DC, on the evening news

‘We are devastated’: 2 young brothers die days after Fairfax Co. house fire

Jessica Kronzer | jkronzer@wtop.com
April 15, 2024, 4:54 PM

Two boys have died after being pulled from their flaming home in the 13900 block of Whetstone Manor Court in Clifton, Virginia, on April 10, according to their father.(Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue)

Two young brothers have died days after a fire broke out at their house in Fairfax County, Virginia, the children’s father said Monday. ... “We are devastated by these horrific events and heart broken that we lost our amazing sons,” Jamey Brice, their father, wrote in a Facebook post. ... Last Wednesday, a house fire in Clifton sent five people to the hospital, including Brice’s two young sons, 3-year-old Zachariah and 6-year-old William. ... The boys died on Sunday, Brice said in the Facebook post.

In the days since the fire, Brice shared updates about the condition of his sons on Facebook and asked for prayers; those posts were viewed by thousands of people. ... On Saturday night, he posted a video alongside his wife, saying the boys were receiving extensive brain tests and both “did not show any signs of responsiveness.”

The family is asking for privacy. ... “Please continue praying and give us the space we need this week to make some very difficult decisions,” Brice said Monday. “We will keep everyone updated with plans after those decisions are made. We appreciate all the support, but we just need some time to be mom and dad.” ... A GoFundMe page raising funds for the family as they recover from the house fire has surpassed its goal of $150,000.

Deadly fire’s cause under investigation

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue said Monday the cause and origin of the fire is still being investigated. ... Smoke alarms went off and alerted the people inside of the flames, authorities said. ... Three people inside were able to get out and call 911, according to the department. Firefighters searched for the two boys and rescued them. ... The boys had life-threatening injuries and the other three occupants are expected to survive, authorities said. ... The fire displaced eight people and two pets. Red Cross is assisting the family, according to a news release.


Jessica Kronzer
Jessica Kronzer graduated from James Madison University in May 2021 after studying media and politics. She enjoys covering politics, advocacy and compelling human-interest stories.

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'We are devastated': 2 young brothers die days after Fairfax Co. house fire (Original Post) mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2024 OP
That is heartbreaking.i sheshe2 Apr 2024 #1
The prognosis was bad from the very beginning. mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2024 #2
I can't imagine their pain losing not one but two children. sheshe2 Apr 2024 #3


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2. The prognosis was bad from the very beginning.
Mon Apr 15, 2024, 06:18 PM
Apr 2024
Fairfax County house fire sends 5 people to the hospital

Abigail Constantino | aconstantino@wtop.com
April 10, 2024, 12:48 PM

Five people were taken to the hospital, including two with life-threatening injuries, after a fire broke out at a house in Fairfax County, Virginia.

It happened Wednesday before 9 a.m. on the 13900 block of Whetstone Manor Court in Clifton. Firefighters battled heavy fire and removed two people inside the home who were trapped, Fairfax County Fire/Rescue said. The two are in “life-threatening condition,” a Fairfax County Fire/Rescue spokesperson said.


Abigail Constantino
Abigail Constantino started her journalism career writing for a local newspaper in Fairfax County, Virginia. She is a graduate of American University and The George Washington University.


Parents of 2 boys rescued from Virginia house fire ‘praying for a miracle’

Ivy Lyons | ilyons@wtop.com
April 14, 2024, 12:46 PM

Firefighters in front of burned house in Clifton, Virginia. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue)

A Clifton, Virginia, father said doctors told him his two youngest sons were experiencing symptoms of brain death after being rescued from fire at the family’s home on Wednesday. Now, parents Jamey and Reina Brice are “praying for a miracle.”

The boys — 3-year-old Zachariah and 6-year-old William — were unresponsive for 45 minutes, after being pulled from their burning home in Clifton and transported to the intensive care unit at a hospital, according to WTOP’s partners at 7News.

“Unfortunately tonight we didn’t get the outcome that we wanted,” Jamey said in a Facebook video posted online Saturday night.

He said that both boys were stable enough to be brought in for more extensive brain tests and both “did not show any signs of responsiveness.”


Ivy Lyons
Ivy Lyons is a digital journalist for WTOP.com. Since 2018, they have worked on Capitol Hill, at NBC News in Washington, and with WJLA in Washington.

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