Death of two young brothers underscores perils of house fires

Blog Post created by mikehazell Employee on Jan 11, 2010

Two brothers - 12-year-old Solon Bailey and 10-year-old William Bailey - died in a tragic house fire in Glenview, Kentucky on Christmas day. The boys were visiting their grandparents and were sleeping in an upstairs bedroom when the fire broke out. According to local news reports, preliminary autopsy results show that the boys died from smoke inhalation. Five other family members, including the boys' parents, managed to escape with injuries.

In this op/ed on Courier-Journal.com, NFPA's Russ Sanders, former chief of the Louisville Fire Department, says that this terrible tragedy, along with other fire deaths in the Louisville Metro area in 2009, most likely could have been prevented with home fire sprinklers.

- Mike Hazell