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Mom saves 2-year-old son from burning home

LOUISA COUNTY, Va. -- The mother of a two-year-old boy remained hospitalized Monday after a weekend house fire claimed the lives of her mother and grandfather. Ebony Jones, 25, was being treated for smoke inhalation at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Her two-year-old son Messiah was already released from the hospital.


Ebony broke a bedroom window and threw Messiah out of their burning Louisa County home at about 2 a.m. Sunday.

She followed him out of the window to escape the smoke and flames.

Ebony's mother Eunice, 54, and grandfather Kelley, 74, were unable to get out of the house in time, according to family members.

"I got a phone call and said that the house was on fire and burned down and my father and my sister didn’t make it out," Kevin Jones said. "They was bringing my father out in a body bag when I got here."

Investigators believe a kerosene heater stared the house fire, but the official cause remained under investigation.


The Louisa County Volunteer Rescue Squad is collecting items in an effort to help the Jones family after they lost everything in the fire.

"My niece is going to need clothes and her son is going to need clothes and stuff like that," Kevin Jones said. "Just keep praying for our family."

Clothes and other donated items can be dropped off at the Louisa County Volunteer Rescue Squad at 83 Rescue Lane in Louisa. Call 540-967-7998 or 540-967-7870 ahead of time, some someone will be there to meet you.

Louisa County Volunteer Rescue Squad

Louisa County Volunteer Rescue Squad

Clothes needed:

3T clothes for a boy

Women's Pants Size 18, Shirt size XL, Size 8 shoes.

Those wishing to make monetary contributions can either send checks payable to Louisa County Rescue Squad, with Fire Victim fund in the memo line, to PO Box 1777, Louisa VA 23093 or donate online.