19-month-old dies in house fire in Beauregard
LEE COUNTY, Ala. (WTVM) - A 19-month-old is dead following a house fire in Lee County.
On March 18, at approximately 2:19 AM, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a structure fire in the 300 block of Lee Rd. 706 in Beauregard.
Multiple agencies including deputies, investigators, and the Beauregard Volunteer Fire Department responded to assist.
Five people were able escape the fire but a 19-month-old male was not able to be saved. He was pronounced dead on the scene by the Lee County Coroner’s Office. All other survivors were family members of the infant.
A family friend, Brandee Lee tells News Leader 9 the cause of the fire is still under investigation. She believes that a blanket caught fire from a space heater located in the living room.
This is a picture of the grandmother with the toddler who did not make it out alive. His name is James Baxter Shurum.
We are told that one of the victims did everything he could to try and save James.
Lee says her heart goes out to the family.
“It’s just really sad, you know. To wake up and see it is just really sad, says Lee. “At this moment right now, the family is really devastated for the loss of their grandson.”
The home is a total loss. Here is a list of clothing sizes of the victims:
- Pant size: 16W, XL in Leggings
- Shirt size: 2XL
- Bra: 38D
- Size 11 Shoe
- 9 in underwear
- Pant size: 40x32
- Shirt Size: tall
- Size 13 shoe
- 2X boxer briefs
- 36x30 pants
- 2XL shirts
- 1XL boxer briefs
- Size 11 Shoe
Lee has also organized a GoFundMe for the family.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 334-749-5651.
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