August 12, 2009 11:52:00 AM
A fire that broke out Tuesday evening in a mobile home claimed the life of a 3-year-old child.
At shortly before 7 p.m., authorities received a call about a fire in a mobile home at geyer Mobile Home Park, 958 Sand Road. The mobile home was fully engulfed by the time firefighters arrived.
Landon Lowell Boyles-Jordan, 3, was found inside the home and pronounced dead at the scene by Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant.
According to Merchant, the child''s father, A.J. Jordan, told authorities that he stayed inside and tried to put the fire out, thinking his son was safe outside. As the fire spread, he went outside, calling for the child, who could not be found. He then went back inside to look for him, but by then, the smoke and fire was overwhelming.
The child''s mother, Bailey Boyles, was not at home at the time of the fire.
The Lowndes County Sheriff''s Office is investigating the incident, Merchant said. The state Fire Marshal''s office has been called in to determine the cause of the fire.
MJ commented at 8/12/2009 1:59:00 PM:
Our prayers go out to this family. Lean on God, He is now carrying you!
Melody commented at 8/12/2009 2:04:00 PM:
Thoughts and prayers for this family. Nothing comes close to the death of a child. Nothing !
Jessica commented at 8/12/2009 3:29:00 PM:
Our thoughts and prayers are with u AJ and Bailey... Keep your heads held high! God will help you thrrough this. I am sorry for your lose.
joiner commented at 8/12/2009 11:22:00 PM:
May god bless you and family
VSF commented at 8/13/2009 8:44:00 AM:
God is keeping his hand of watch care over you....lean on Him, for He is your source of strength....
sonia commented at 8/13/2009 11:44:00 AM:
God bless you & your family,Youll are in our blessing.
Jackie Taylor commented at 8/13/2009 3:22:00 PM:
My heart is broken for you..I am so saddened for your loss...May the thought of knowing that your little boy is now in the arms of Jesus be your peace and your hope....
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