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Firefighters warn about smoke dangers in house fires

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -    A week-old baby is now out of a Macon hospital after treatment for smoke inhalation.


     Firefighters want you to know smoke from house fires contains toxins that can be deadly,  and you need to be aware of the danger.


     Jamarrion English was treated at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Medical Centers of Middle Georgia following a fire Tuesday night in south Albany.

     Five of the 8 people in the home on Talafax Road were hospitalized.

     Only Franchell Williams is still being treated.

     She's in good condition.

Albany Fire Chief James Carswell said "There are a lot of factors, especially with real young children and also the elderly.  They are more susceptible to the irritants in the lungs and those."


     More fire deaths are caused by smoke inhalation than burns.  

     Firefighters say synthetic materials in today's homes release more toxic gases.

     That's why you should get out of a burning home immediately.

     Investigators suspect Tuesday's fire was started by a child playing with matches.

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