Great-grandma of NY boy who saved kin in fire dies
- Associated Press
- February 1, 2014 - 10:25 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A fire that killed a 9-year-old boy as he rescued his family from their burning mobile home in upstate New York has claimed his great-grandmother as its fourth victim.
Barbara Beach was badly burned in the Jan. 20 fire in a trailer park in Penfield outside Rochester.
Her son tells the Democrat and Chronicle (http://on.rocne.ws/1krKXby ) that she died at around 5 a.m. Saturday at a hospital. She was 66.
The fire had already taken the lives of three other family members: 9-year-old Tyler Doohan, his grandfather and his stepgreat-grandfather.
Authorities and relatives say Tyler woke up first during the early morning blaze. They say he roused his family, then went back into the burning home to try and rescue an elderly relative who used a wheelchair.
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