Siblings killed in fast moving house fire in Montgomery County - WKRN News 2

Siblings killed in fast moving house fire in Montgomery County

Posted: Updated: June 4, 2013 8:40 PM
Kemara Nash, 12 Kemara Nash, 12
Alexander Nash, 11 Alexander Nash, 11
CUNNINGHAM, Tenn. -

Two children in Montgomery County lost their lives in a devastating house fire Monday.

Alexander Nash, 11, and his old sister Kemara Nash, 12, were trapped in their own home when is quickly went up in flames.

"It's a very tough day. You see a lot of sad faces," said Elizabeth Black, Public Information Officer for Montgomery County

Firefighters rushed to the fully engulfed home on the 4600 block of Devers Road, just outside Clarksville Monday morning.

Ella Lyle, a relative and neighbor of the victims, spotted the inferno.

"When I looked out there smoke was  coming out of the living room and I went out immediately and called 911," said Lyle.

Authorities said the brother and sister were home alone when the fire broke out.

The unsuspecting mother, Kecia Williams, and her five-year-old child were out shopping at the time of the blaze.

Crews tried desperately to save the two, but the intense flames proved to be too much for emergency crews.

"Being that the house is old, it didn't take long to spread," said the victim's uncle George Williams.

Williams rushed from Nashville to be by his sister's side, who he described as a single-parent that who adored her two children.

He spoke proudly of their achievements especially in school were they are both honor roll students.

Williams said the thought of not seeing them again is unbearable.

"They mean the World to me," said Pastor Dexter Mines of Community Outreach Christian Ministries.

Pastor Mines has watched Alexander and Kemara grow-up in his congregation. He described them as good kids with a zeal for life.

Mines said the church will be by their mother's side as long as it takes.

"She'll be alright, we'll stand together," said Pastor Mines.

The children's father, who is currently out of state, is expected to be back in town tonight.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

A fund is being set up for the family.

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