Toddler Killed In Elizabeth City House Fire Identified

We now know the name of the toddler killed in a terrible house fire in the east, and we have a face to go with that name.

The picture you see if of Jamaire Brown. The two-year-old was trapped in a house fire in Elizabeth City Saturday. The boy's great-grandmother and two siblings escaped.

The fire has been ruled an accident.

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A 2-year-old boy has died after his home in Elizabeth City caught fire.

Authorities told The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City that the blaze at the one-story wooden home was reported around 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators say an adult and two children made it out of the home, but the boy was left behind.

A man repeatedly tried to get back in the home, but police on the scene held him back. The boy's body was found after firefighters put out the blaze.

The child's name has not been released, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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  • by Realist on Dec 20, 2011 at 02:48 PM
    When I heard the words great grandmother on the radio I knew it right then.
  • by Jamie H Location: Edenton on Dec 20, 2011 at 09:50 AM
    First and foremost...prayers are going out to the family. Next, I take offense to investigators saying the baby was "left behind"....this great grandmother was in a terrible situation...and did all she could...unless you have been in such a horrible situation, no one should be making judgement. GOD has a reason for all things that happen, whether we understand or like it. As for such negative comments concerning police and firemen, put yourself in their shoes, and see how you would handle things...they have to try to save as many lives as possible. To the gentleman that tried to go back in-you are awesome for caring more about the child than your own self...more of us should be so selfless. As for the baby's father, that has absolutely nothing to do with this loss of this child's life. Blame is an easy way to go, as well as negative thoughts...it is harder for people to take the high road, and be more concerned with helping this family out in their great time of loss. My prayers go out to this family, I know for a fact that these are good people-and yes I am extremely offended at the harsh comments. If you do not want to pray and help this family-then keep your negative thoughts to yourselves. As for me and my family-our energy will go towards helping this family, not hurting them with such comments.
  • by Jamie H Location: Edenton on Dec 20, 2011 at 09:50 AM
    First and foremost...prayers are going out to the family. Next, I take offense to investigators saying the baby was "left behind"....this great grandmother was in a terrible situation...and did all she could...unless you have been in such a horrible situation, no one should be making judgement. GOD has a reason for all things that happen, whether we understand or like it. As for such negative comments concerning police and firemen, put yourself in their shoes, and see how you would handle things...they have to try to save as many lives as possible. To the gentleman that tried to go back in-you are awesome for caring more about the child than your own self...more of us should be so selfless. As for the baby's father, that has absolutely nothing to do with this loss of this child's life. Blame is an easy way to go, as well as negative thoughts...it is harder for people to take the high road, and be more concerned with helping this family out in their great time of loss. My prayers go out to this family, I know for a fact that these are good people-and yes I am extremely offended at the harsh comments. If you do not want to pray and help this family-then keep your negative thoughts to yourselves. As for me and my family-our energy will go towards helping this family, not hurting them with such comments.
  • by Jamie H Location: Edenton on Dec 20, 2011 at 09:50 AM
    First and foremost...prayers are going out to the family. Next, I take offense to investigators saying the baby was "left behind"....this great grandmother was in a terrible situation...and did all she could...unless you have been in such a horrible situation, no one should be making judgement. GOD has a reason for all things that happen, whether we understand or like it. As for such negative comments concerning police and firemen, put yourself in their shoes, and see how you would handle things...they have to try to save as many lives as possible. To the gentleman that tried to go back in-you are awesome for caring more about the child than your own self...more of us should be so selfless. As for the baby's father, that has absolutely nothing to do with this loss of this child's life. Blame is an easy way to go, as well as negative thoughts...it is harder for people to take the high road, and be more concerned with helping this family out in their great time of loss. My prayers go out to this family, I know for a fact that these are good people-and yes I am extremely offended at the harsh comments. If you do not want to pray and help this family-then keep your negative thoughts to yourselves. As for me and my family-our energy will go towards helping this family, not hurting them with such comments.
  • by Lee Location: Greenville on Dec 20, 2011 at 06:59 AM
    Praying for this family. May God be with them during this time. Bless his little heart, however he is in a wonderful place now Heaven.
  • by Angel Above on Dec 20, 2011 at 06:43 AM
    God has accepted a beautiful Angel into his fold. Prayers for his family and those that were a part of this terriable tragedy. And shame on those of us that judge.
  • by Jennifer Location: Winterville, NC on Dec 20, 2011 at 06:40 AM
    I am saddened mostly by the fact that instead of praying for and wrapping our arms around this family. I can't imagine the pain and suffering they are dealing with....and likely the pain of the father for being unable to save his child. Why are we even considering who is to blame for what? Having a child myself, I can promise you that the guilt this father feels outweighs any of the blame or anger you are placing on him. What a sad day in society that we simply can't open our hearts and love them rather than find fault in the actions of the father, the firefighters, the police officers....I've never seen such a lack of compassion.
  • by A.W. Location: Washington on Dec 20, 2011 at 03:24 AM
    My heart & prayers goes out to the family. This is truely a tragedy to have lost a child so young. Reading some of the comments hurts me because some people do not show compassion anymore but are yet quick to judge. I wish WITN only post positive comments, Im sure some of the family members are reading these also. Help build someone up rather than breaking and kicking them while they are already down. Again My heart goes out to the family of this baby. Praying for your peace and comfort durning your time of sorrow.
  • by caring Location: columbia on Dec 19, 2011 at 06:32 AM
    this is so heart breaking right here at the holidays especially even though i do not know the family its still heartbreaking to hear of such a tragidy my heart really goes out to the family as far as some of the comments up here some thoughts are best left unsaid people lost a baby a sweet innocent child do not judge people for what they couldnt control a man was trying to get into the house to save the baby its just sad how people act to the family once again so very sorry for your loss
  • by Anonymous Location: NC on Dec 19, 2011 at 05:09 AM
    Tug you are so right. This is such a tragedy and my prayers go out to the family and to ALL of the Fire, Police, and EMS workers who were on the scene. I volunteer as a Firefighter and have experienced this situation several times. Its hard not to be blinded by compassion. We have rules and guidelines to follow and often we push those to the limit to save others. On TV we watch as rescuers walk into burning buildings unprotected and escape without a scratch. People remember that this fire was real and FF's could have lost their lives just as easily.
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