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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany family has to cope with another emotional blow after a fire has claimed the life of a second child.
One-year-old Ja'el Fenn has passed away from third and fourth degree burns. Her three-year-old brother Jeremiah also died last month from injuries received in the flash fire.
Vapors from a gas can in the utility room are to blame for the tragedy. Ja'el's uncle, Jame Fenn, has a three year old daughter. When he heard the news, all he could think about was his own little girl. He thought his neice would recover but the burns caused complications with her heart and liver.
" It definitely doesn't seem real and it doesn't seem fair but nobody knows what God's plans are,"he said.
Ja'el's two-year-old brother Jeremiah Jr. died from injuries received in the same fire. Their aunt Estella said Jeremiah tried to save his little sister.
" He covered her and he protected her during the fire, she noted. "He put his body over her body to cover her so at least we had a chance to have her a little longer."
Estella said her daughter Alex and Ja'el were almost the same age and they loved to play together.
" She (Alex) still says we have to pray for Jeramiah, we have to pray for Ja'el."
Jared Fenn, who enjoyed babysitting the two has images of his cousin's severe burns etched in his mind.
" I wanted to cry but I was trying to hold it in," he said. "I didn't know how bad the burn was until we actually went up there to Augusta and that right there really made me emotional."
The family said Ja'el and Jeremiah's parents probably won't come back to their house in Albany because the memory of that night is just too tough.
Their mom, Jessica was injured in the fire too. Her family said she suffered burns to her hand and arms but she's expected to be okay.
For now, Ja'el's family will never forget the energetic duo who always brought joy to family events.
The family thanks the community for their donations, phone calls,and prayers for the two children. They plan on having a memorial for Ja'el within the next week.