Fatal Brunswick fire leaves at least 50 homeless

Posted at 6:47 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 18:47:59-05

A 4-year-old child is dead, six people hospitalized, and about 60 people are without homes after a massive fire ripped through two Hickory Hill apartment buildings.  

Cara Razzante lost everything. 

"These are the clothes I own. I don't have anything. It's all gone," she said. 

Razzante said she got the call late last night.  Her roommate told her their place was up in flames. She said, when she showed up, she couldn't believe what she saw.

"The whole roof was on fire, the whole thing. So much smoke," Razzante said.

Worse? What she heard. Her neighbor lost her 4-year-old daughter.

"I can't imagine what that's like at all. It's really a shame she didn't get out," she said.

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Brunswick Fire Chief Jim Baird talked about the tragic loss Tuesday.

"We extend our deepest sympathies and our heartfelt prayers to the parents who lost a child," Chief Baird said.

As for what caused the devastating fire, we may never know. The State Fire Marshal and Brunswick Fire officials said they're wrapping up their investigation. They're calling it "undetermined." 

"They'll be some other testing done on equipment in the building, but at this point we can rule out different accidental causes," Chief Barber said.