A Worth County man is brought to tears after the home that's been in his family for many generations burns to the ground. The victim in the fire is being treated for burns at an Augusta hospital as she escaped from the flames by jumping through a window.
Family and friends of 20-year-old Brittany Michaud are coming to her aid, as she tragically brings in the New Year laying in a hospital bed.
Smoke and flames continue to re-ignite at the home on Gibbs Road in Worth County as it burns to the ground. 20-year-old Brittany Michaud was inside the home cooking Wednesday night when things went wrong.
"She said she put something on the stove, when she come in, went and laid down on the bed and fell asleep," said David Saunders, Michaud's Step-Uncle.
As flames continued to build, Michaud barely escaped death by jumping through a window.
"The storm window and another one with two panes in it," said Saunders. "She went up the road to go get help because she couldn't dial her cellphone because her hands were cut up so bad."
Saunders's son came moments later to check on Michaud
"My son tried to kick the door in to make sure she wasn't in the house, and it went on from there," said Saunders.
Michaud was taken by ambulance to the burn center in Augusta where she is being treated for a number of injuries.
"She's burnt on her arm, cut on her arm, and burnt some on her face and her neck and her eyes is burnt just a little bit," said Saunders.
Michaud lost her belongings, car and two dogs in the fire. Family and friends are now asking for donations to help Michaud, who will have to start over in a new year.
Brittany Michaud remains in serious condition at the burn center in Augusta.
You can help Michaud by contacting her friend, Donna Epps at 229-395-5685.