UPDATE – Official Press Release from the Office of the State Fire Marshal: Two Children Die in Early Morning House Fire in Loveville

March 27, 2018

UPDATE – Official Press Release from the Office of the State Fire Marshal: Deputy State Fire Marshals are currently investigating the origin and cause of an early morning fatal house fire that claimed the lives of two children ages two and three years old. The fire occurred at 28603 Point Lookout Road in Loveville.

The initial 911 call was received from a passersby. The fire was discovered by one of the adult occupants, Kelsey Davis at approximately 4:39 a.m. Leonardtown Volunteer Fire Department responded to the one alarm fire with with approximately 38 fire personnel from surrounding Departments. It took firefighters approximately 20 minutes to extinguish the fire. The house had no working smoke alarms. The owners of the property are Autumn Bowles and Dawn Wilson. The structure was a total loss estimated at approximately $150,000 and the contents loss of approximately $50,000. Two dogs also perished in the fire.

Four victims were flown to area hospitals with non life threatening injuries. Autumn Bowles, her two children ages one year old and two months and Kelsey Davis. The deceased victims were transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore to determine the exact cause of death.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is assisting with the investigation.

There is no additional information at this time.

UPDATE: Family members told SMNEWSNET that a male and female, 2-year-old and 3-year-old had died in the fire. They believe the fire started from a kerosene heater in the house, the home did not have electricity connected to it at the time of the fire.

CLICK the top video below the hear the emergency Services radio transmissions from the incident.

3/27/2018: On Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at approximately 4:40 a.m., firefighters from the Leonardtown volunteer Fire Department and surrounding stations were alerted to report of a house fire on Point Lookout Road, in Loveville.

Deputies from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office observed a house on fire and requested assistance from the fire departments. Deputies located and provided care to several occupants of the fire who required transport to regional medical facilities.

The fire was brought under control by local volunteer fire departments and care provided by local volunteer EMS providers.

Investigators with the Office of the State Fire Marshal were requested and have responded to the scene to assist and determine the cause of the fire.

Two adults and two small children were flown to area hospitals for treatment, and two small children where pronounced deceased at the scene.



97 Responses to UPDATE – Official Press Release from the Office of the State Fire Marshal: Two Children Die in Early Morning House Fire in Loveville

  1. MikeinMorganza on March 27, 2018 at 9:00 am

    So sad…prayers for all…

  2. Sherri Bennett on March 27, 2018 at 10:15 am

    My heart and prayers go out to this family.

  3. Anonymous on March 27, 2018 at 10:29 am

    God Bless you all!

  4. Sandy W on March 27, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Such sad news. Prayers for all concerned.

  5. sheryl griffith on March 27, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    May the angels escort the babies home!

  6. Tom Schaefer on March 27, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Smoke detectors? Why didn’t people get out before this spread? Please update this article with the cause of the fire when available.

    • Anonymous on March 27, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Comprehension?? It tells you the answer to both questions in the article……

      • anonymous on March 27, 2018 at 7:22 pm

        The incomprehensible is why they Adults felt entitled to be in the house, endangering the children.

      • Anonymous on March 27, 2018 at 8:26 pm

        NOT BEFORE the update, idiot! take your own advice!

      • Anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 5:35 am

        Not before the update smart one. FAIL

    • Battery Powered Smoke Detectors on March 27, 2018 at 5:08 pm

      Where does the article address this? Yeah, they didn’t have power but that is besides the point. My smoke detectors are battery powered.

  7. Theresa on March 27, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    I have no words. Heart completely broken.

    • Attention Required on March 28, 2018 at 6:54 am

      yet you wrote anyway – what a trooper.

      • GoatHerder4Life on March 29, 2018 at 8:16 am

        Keyboard martyrdom in action!

  8. concerned citizen #1 on March 27, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    just another reason we need career fire service in St. Mary’s county. god bless the volunteers and all they do but public safety needs 24-7 365 paid staffing to ensure properly trained personal responded quickly and the volunteers are properly managed. prayers for the family.

    • Mike on March 27, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      With your expert background in public safety, please explain how having a career staffing would have made the outcome of this event different?

      • Concerned Citizen #1 on March 27, 2018 at 6:13 pm

        if you listen to the audio several fire trucks failed to respond. that means a 500+ thousand dollar piece of life saving equipment paid for by tax payers didn’t even go to the fire! the national stander for response time( the time it takes for the fire department to leave the station after dispatch) is 2 min.st. marys 911 center waits 5 min. to even dispatch the next fire station, im not sure why these departments continue to ask for more fire tax increase if they can guarantee that they will even get the fire truck out the fire station.

    • Seriously??? on March 27, 2018 at 4:22 pm

      What on earth are you basing this comment on? What makes you think that career fire fighters would have done anything at all different?? And just so you know, many of the volunteers in this community ARE career fire fighters for PG, Pax River and other locations, and they volunteer at local houses in their off hours (and Leonardtown is included in that). I won’t disagree with the benefit of paid first responders however this situation is not an example for the NEED of them.

      • Concerned Citizen #1 on March 27, 2018 at 6:32 pm

        like in my other reply several fire trucks didn’t even responded. i work in the public safety field in PG county as a LEO i work very closely to career and volunteer fire fighters. i value both sides. but one could not operate without the other. the volunteers can not properly manage the personal and the money side of the fire department. there has been thousands of tax payer dollars misappropriated and stolen threw out the many years of Prince Georges volunteer fire system. on the career side of the fire service they could not simply handle the growing call volume and the utilize the volunteers as “supplemental staffing”. pg county has a unified career and volunteer system. pg county has one of the most reputable fire and rescue services in the nation running hundreds of thousands of calls each year and they can guarantee someone will responded every time.

        • Anonymous on March 27, 2018 at 8:59 pm

          Didn’t even responded? LOL you’re a joke, nothing to see here folks, just a loser knowitall that knows literally nothing. So, tell us who exactly failed to respond? I call B.S, even all the volunteer departments here have some live-in firefighters on duty at all Times, again another reason I know you’re full of s##t. Get lost you loser, again i call your BS.

        • Anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 5:49 am

          LMAO you’re not a LEO youre a pathetic liar. How would you even know that several didnt respond LOL? You wouldnt. You are soooooo full of it,you have issues.

          • Concerned Citizen #1 on March 28, 2018 at 2:50 pm

            5:06 mark in the audio(first YouTube video above) the 911 dispatcher ask “any response from engine 2 or Charles county tanker 2” then replaces it with engine 92 that takes several additional minutes to responded. a major delay in necessary resources. sounds like your a volunteer firefighter who cant see past the flaws in the system to provide the best service possible. if you truly cared about the people you so called serve you would take a long HONEST look at the fire service and pick out the flaws that effect your so called duty.

        • notsoconcernedcitizen on March 28, 2018 at 5:48 pm

          > pg county has a unified career and volunteer system. pg county
          > has one of the most reputable fire and rescue services in
          > the nation running hundreds of thousands of calls each
          > year and they can guarantee someone will responded every time.

          LOL

          • notsoconcernedcitizen on March 28, 2018 at 6:02 pm

            Just for anyone who doesn’t know what they are listening to. Engine 11, the ‘first due’ engine company marked up immediately after the dispatcher was done reading out the list of the companies alerted. The first due engine company was on the air and responding within 90 seconds of the alarm going out. Career staffing wouldn’t have made any difference for these two kids.

            And here is a hint. People live in St Marys because ‘its not PG’. So if you want to make this place more ‘like PG’, why dont you get yourself back up there ;-)

    • anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 3:14 pm

      The run totals for St. Mary’s County Fire & EMS are nowhere near the totals for Prince Georges Fire, implementing a Union lead – taxpayer money wasting experiment- wouldn’t/won’t assist the local residents that don’t follow NFPA code and allow their children to sleep in bedrooms or sleeping areas without a working smoke detector (with batteries intentionally removed). Maybe you would be better of chasing Congress and making them paint all space heaters with FLAMES, since people don’t recognize these as incindeary devices.

      Instead in this case, what you believe would NOT have changed the outcome. Let alone the medical cost for all the Paid Fireground personnel. Afterwards per the Union all the paid FG personnel would have to have a mental health evaluation – after witnessing a totally preventable incident with multiple child casualties. Who would be paying the exorbitant high price tag for the Psychologist visit demanded by the Union. I’m pretty sure that would be by the local tax base, which is less than 1/20th of Prince Georges’.

      BTW – If you think the staffing is low in the local Fire Department, maybe you should do your Civic Duty and Volunteer.

  9. Kenny Barrett on March 27, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Amish do not have smoke detectors. Also no power. There homes are pretty much tinder boxes that can easily go up in flames
    SMNEWSNET: This was not a Amish or Mennonite family

  10. Anonymous on March 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    So this house was in the process of being taken by the Bank.
    SMECO pulled the Electric because they didn’t pay.

    • Anonymous on March 27, 2018 at 6:59 pm

      So sad that these precious baby’s lost their life because Smeco cut the electric!!!

      • Snowflake Avenger on March 28, 2018 at 6:01 am

        They lost their lives because of a fire, not SMECO. Stop blaming a business for this incident. If the other post is true, is it the banks fault too?

        • peanut on March 28, 2018 at 9:53 am

          NO, the place was bought with cash many years ago. Yes utility companies are greedy. Give people a break or payment plans.

          • Snowflake Avenger on March 28, 2018 at 8:54 pm

            They do provide payment plans. Stop looking for handouts and earn it!

      • Seriously??? on March 28, 2018 at 9:25 am

        How DARE you!!!! If Smeco cut their power it’s because they didn’t pay the bill for at least 2 months!!! Did you expect them to just give the electric for free?? I want in on that deal!! Heck, where is the free water and cable too?? This is a horrible situation and I don’t want to place blame on ANYONE for the death of two babies but it’s certainly not the fault of the electric company!! If anything…..this family should have paid their electric bill so they had heat; they should have had working smoke detectors with a 10 yr battery as required by Maryland state law as of Jan 1st. How dare you?!!

    • Anonymous on March 27, 2018 at 7:01 pm

      These precious baby’s lost their lives because Smeco cut the electric? Tragic

      • Anonymous on March 27, 2018 at 8:52 pm

        That’s how life works idiots! LOL so many idiot crybabies putting blame on smeco because they didn’t give away free power. Smeco has things for low income households.

      • Anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 11:51 am

        well lets blame the butterfly for the next tsunami

      • Mary on March 29, 2018 at 4:01 pm

        Anyone can use a kerosene heater – even those who have electricity. Problems happen when people use it in an unsafe manner.

    • Snowflake Avenger on March 28, 2018 at 6:04 am

      And? Isn’t that normal operating procedure? Why is your post relevant? Your attempting to make a utility company look like the bad guy in an attempt to garner more sympathy for the family?

  11. Joe concern on March 27, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    A paid firefighter and a volunteer had the same training. Just because one is paid. It does not make them better than a volunteer

  12. leonardtowngal on March 27, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Concerned Citizen #1…please do not make comments when you don’t have any idea what you are talking about! I would bet my life that our “volunteers” have received more training then you do in any given area. Also, many of our “volunteers” are paid firefighters and have a desire to help others when they get nothing but grief from people like you. I for one, appreciate all of our first responders and am thankful for the job that they do!

    • Anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 1:31 pm

      Agree.. sounds like they need to beef up their Communications but volunteers are great thank you guys for your service. And I’m sure if we had the budget we would have more great men/women being paid. thank you again for helping and being there for the people. YOU ARE APPRECIATED. Years ago I did volunteer the training was expensive I ended up becoming a nurse

  13. Bryan on March 27, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Somebody needs to be blamed for this. Someone… or something…or some how… or some when….. SOMEONE is GONNA HAVE TO ANWSER FOR THESE 2 youngings death…

    • Anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 8:20 am

      Parental neglect? They failed to keep working smoke detectors inside their residence.

    • anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      The Parent(s) should be charged with negligent Homicide, between the Smoke Detectors and the placement of the Kerosene heater, this was completely preventable.

    • Anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 3:02 pm

      parents? home owners?

      I am pretty sure the Fire Departments will give you a ($10) Smoke Detector for FREE!

    • Mary on March 29, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      Sounds like there was operator error in using a kerosene heater in a safe manner.

  14. Ginger Kravats on March 27, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    This is so deviated so sad for the family’s sending prayers to the family hope the mother and the other girl gets through this strategies

    • GetRealNow on March 29, 2018 at 8:21 am

      Maybe send them several smoke alarms, instead of meaningless “feels good” prayers? Get a grip!

  15. Valarie on March 27, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    God bless all of our first responders! Our trailer caught fire about 4years ago and if it wasn’t for Bay District, Pax River NAS and I don’t know who else we would of lost our home due to a short in the stereo. Or we could of lost my mother when her log cabin in Compton burned. God bless them all!

  16. Anonymous on March 27, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    So sad.. Prayers for family.. No electricity.if electric wasn’t so expensive. And people could afford it .won’t had the need for the kerosene heater.

  17. Tina on March 27, 2018 at 5:49 pm

    This is why smeco should never cut off anyones electric

    • Anonymous on March 27, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      Yeah and than every “Dindunuffin” and white trash down here would take total advantage of that, use your head. Things cost money in the real world.

    • Snowflake Avenger on March 28, 2018 at 6:08 am

      Are you kidding me?! Who’s supposed to pay for that electric? Me? No thank you. They have several programs to help in situations like this, but they still have operating costs to cover. Stop trying to place the blame where it doesn’t belong. Why don’t you think about why SMECO was going to cut the power? Oh because mommy and daddy didn’t pay the bill or work out some plan with them.

      • anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 9:33 pm

        As a cooperative member I choose not to front free electricity to the chronic non-payment kind of people. This was these home owners choice: to not have been in “Good Standing,” let this be a lesson: don’t spend more than you earn. Furthermore, I bet they were “Car Rich” and “House Poor.”

  18. Concerned Citizen #1 on March 27, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    well you keep betting your life on volunteers that cant even guarantee a fire truck will even responded in a timely manner. i appreciate all the volunteers do but my families safety is not something i am will to bet on….

    • Anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 6:13 am

      STFU already, you worthless pathetic troll

    • Anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 7:23 am

      it’s respond jacka##, LMAO

    • anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      So you have Paid Firefighters on Fire Watch 24/7/365, how much does that cost you, is there a company I can have come to do fire watch at my house when I light a candle and leave it unsupervised.

    • notsoconcernedcitizen on March 28, 2018 at 10:59 pm

      Within the first 3 minutes, this fire had responses from first and second due engines, first due truck and a tanker. WTF are you talking about ?

      Go back to PG.

  19. Concerned Citizen #1 on March 27, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    like in my other reply several fire trucks didn’t even responded. i work in the public safety field in PG county as a LEO i work very closely to career and volunteer fire fighters. i value both sides. but one could not operate without the other. the volunteers can not properly manage the personal and the money side of the fire department. there has been thousands of tax payer dollars misappropriated and stolen threw out the many years of Prince Georges volunteer fire system. on the career side of the fire service they could not simply handle the growing call volume and the utilize the volunteers as “supplemental staffing”. pg county has a unified career and volunteer system. pg county has one of the most reputable fire and rescue services in the nation running hundreds of thousands of calls each year and they can guarantee someone will responded every time.

    • Anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 7:22 am

      WTF is responded? Are you seriously THAT stupid, and we know it’s not a typo you used it at the beginning and end. LMAO anything you say from now on is not relevant. GTFO loser.

    • werwe on March 28, 2018 at 7:34 am

      You don’t know. Most of these volunteers are already posted 24/7 to respond. You assume volunteers don’t do that. You are a pathetic POS. Stay in your county of expertise asshole. These people give their time away from their families without getting paid. GFYS. My father dedicated over 50 years to volunteer service.

      Freaking troll

    • anonymous on March 29, 2018 at 1:55 pm

      So a paid union shill eh?

  20. Anonymous on March 27, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    May God Bless them and the poor children.If they did not have electric I feel bad that it is outrageous how much electric bills are. Maybe if Smeco were not so high you woulda not need a space heater.

    • Anonymous on March 27, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      Or if they just paid their bills, smeco has programs for struggling families. It’s unfortunate all around but don’t blame smeco. You have no idea how much money, time and manpower it takes to keep your lights on.

    • Snowflake Avenger on March 28, 2018 at 6:11 am

      SMECO is a co-op. They are not in the electric business to make a fortune. Perhaps if the home were taken care of, the electric heat (if they used that) wouldn’t need to run all of the time which would result in lower electric costs. Stop blaming businesses for an individual’s ignorance.

    • Anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 8:23 am

      You sign up for their balance pay program and then you pay one flat rate for 6 months and then its re-adjusted.

      SMECO will work with you before they pull the power.

  21. Peanut on March 27, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    May God Bless them and the poor children.If they did not have electric I feel bad that it is outrageous how much electric bills are. Maybe if Smeco were not so high you woulda not need a space heater.

    • Snowflake Avenger on March 28, 2018 at 12:48 pm

      Perhaps a properly installed wood or pellet stove would bring down the cost of electricity. Maybe better insulation or sealing windows and unused doors. Either way, it’s not really SMECOs fault. They are a CO-OP.

    • JustSayNoAgain on March 29, 2018 at 8:25 am

      You sound like you are high! Stop believing Bernie Sanders, somebody has to pay the bills. It’s not all unicorns and glitter. America’s a tough town. Deal with it!

  22. Peanut on March 27, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    I think space heaters can be dangerous. So sad for the family.

    • Snowflake Avenger on March 28, 2018 at 6:08 am

      We should ban them……

  23. Countyguy on March 27, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Tragic loss of life over something so senseless thou. The mother of these 2 poor kids is total trash interested to follow this and see what comes out Horrible situation

    • Anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 7:40 am

      Do u know her?

      • Countyguy on March 29, 2018 at 8:45 am

        Yes i do her, her idiot sister and mother as well. All of them pure grade A white trash. Go ahead start the but they good excuses no there not. They are user’s and manipulators who do nothing but mooch.

    • Brittany on March 28, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      That is horrible to call her trash. She was a single mom of two babies busting her butt at work and doing everything she could for those two kids. I have no idea why you would say such a mean thing about her. She just lost her two babies! That’s a HORRIBLE and extremely difficult and tragic thing to go thru! She was an awesome mom. And if you knew her personally, which I’m assuming that you don’t because you wouldn’t say such a thing if you did, then you would agree that she’s an awesome mom. Nobody is perfect, CLEARLY, but get over yourself.

      • anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 9:50 pm

        She should have been using her butt to pay for her expensive life style. Better yet we should be asking why she had two babies out of wed lock, without a decent way to support them, she was disturbingly, willfully, and naively put her funds somewhere unnecessary, DVD’s, the Movies, the McDonalds, the Liquor store, the Department store, the new car. An awesome Mom doesn’t put everything before their babies, they protect them to their own death. A Facebook Mom isn’t anywhere near perfect. Everything she could doesn’t sound like it, how was there not ONE WORK Smoke Detector.

        The first thing I’ve done before I totally move in a place is – Fix light fixtures that need a light bulb, check all the Fuses in the fuse panel and where they go, change the smoke detector batteries, check all the doors and windows for proper operation, then I paint and hang curtains. Then check out the Fridge, Microwave, and Oven and Stove top, to go along with the bathrooms sink, toilets and tubs and their respective mildew levels and give everything a through cleaning before any kids are introduced to a place. These things aren’t rocket science stuff – they are Life Safety things – anyone should have a basic concept to look at all of these things. Which one of these things did the Grandmother do, I betcha she made sure they had DVD’s and a TV, or a new tablet – whoopie, at least the kids had a babysitter with these 2 or 3 “Life Necessities” (sarcasm).

        • Brittany on March 29, 2018 at 10:53 pm

          I sincerely hope that nothing so accidental and tragic happens to you or someone you love dearly. I buy my kids DVD and take them to mcDonalds too, am I a bad mom for that? Lol I also put a roof over their head, running water, electricity, internet, satellite tv, oil for heat, they have more toys and clothes than needed. I also had ALL THREE of my children out of wedlock. Guess that makes me trash too. -shrug- And if that’s the case, then so be it. I think your opinion is trash but we can agree to disagree. You don’t know her struggles or where every penny that SHE earns goes nor do you need to. Those kids were very well cared for.

          • Stormy Daniels on April 3, 2018 at 9:20 am

            Stop breeding and commenting, please! You are so disgusting. Try duct taping your white trash legs together, since you obviously spent your BC funds on liquor and fast food.

          • Countyguy on April 3, 2018 at 9:58 am

            Yes treated them so well that you have them in a house with no electricity, use a kerosene heater improperly and ultimately look at the outcome….mother of the year award deserved!! NOT…

          • anonymous on April 5, 2018 at 5:40 pm

            When you waste the resource you got on “wants” and not “needs”, that’s how you end up without a working smoke detector. It not about out-of-wedlock child rearing, it’s if you don’t have a support system in place – you have failed as a parent when the needs of the child aren’t meet before any discretionary spending. Further more: one DVD cost the same as a Smoke Detector, a McDonalds run or a bottle of Liquor. While you Brittany sound like a good parent to me, I too have had the same struggles as a single parent but I’m not buying Starbucks or driving a new car I cannot afford. “Well cared for,” is not how anyone should describe this woman, let alone use the word mother. This was tragic, there’s no 2 ways about it, but accident isn’t how i would describe it – when some doesn’t get their kids vaccinated and the child dies from Measels or Mumps, it’s surely not accident and more-so-over a conscientious choice.

    • Anonymous on March 29, 2018 at 6:27 am

      You’re an Inbred, who says that a day after she lost her kids. It was an accidental tragic fire, it could happen to any one of us. You just proved what a pos you truly are!

  24. Anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Do you know her

  25. Sylvia on March 28, 2018 at 9:41 am

    My heart goes out to the family! Praying for you all.

  26. Anonymous on March 28, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    It is sickening that two young children were taken in this tragedy and you have adults going back and fourth arguing whether the house had electricity or not and who’s at fault. Is some that heartless to sit here and call names and argue about this? ADULTS GROW UP! PRAYING FOR THIS FAMILYS STRENGTH AND PEACE

    • Snowflake Avenger on March 28, 2018 at 8:57 pm

      Keep praying sister. Let me know what happens.

  27. Bella B. on March 28, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    The update in the article said that according to family members, the house had no electricity and the cause of the fire was thought to be a kerosene heater. Several commenters then said that the house did have electricity. Who is correct?

    • Alfred E. Newman on March 29, 2018 at 8:28 am

      Electric kerosene heaters don’t sound very safe, or efficient to me.

  28. James Mayor on March 28, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    People that won’t provide a name other then Anonymous aren’t normally worth listening too.
    You could have paid the electric bill for them if you truely new they needed it.

  29. werwe on March 29, 2018 at 7:50 am

    I give extra per month in my bill to help out families who need assistance with paying their electric. It’s an option with your SMECO account. There are options for assistance but they probably have to ask for it. Someone with SMECO can probably answer this. They either didn’t choose to look into assistance for help or were too proud to ask.

    • Jane Goodall on March 29, 2018 at 9:02 pm

      Thanks enabler! You are a major contributor to this social problem and one of its end results, deaths caused by enabling. You probably feed wild animals too.

  30. Anonymous on March 29, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    As if losing your children in a fire isnt horrific enough now theyre gonna butcher them for the autopsy, as if they dont know the cause of death in this instance.

  31. GingerSnap on March 30, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    Well I can tell you from personal experience that SMECO will help the non-working or minimum wage workers with their high bills but they do NOT help the working poor. We were both working, struggling to get back on top after a car accident, using food banks to get by and they told us they could help and then straight up lost our paperwork and then told us no when we filled out new paperwork. Had a $600 lump sum to pay after that and if it wasn’t for friends and family our family wouldn’t have had power. It wasn’t bc we were lazy or not working but actually trying that we were told no, figure it out. So don’t be so quick to judge…you never know what people are going through. Those poor babies.

  32. Rebecca on March 31, 2018 at 8:56 am

    As I read some of these comments i don’t see how people can take a tragedy like this and the turn it into a debate don’t you think this family is going through enough with out all the insults and wrong information smh what has this world come to prayers for the family

    • Countyguy on April 3, 2018 at 10:01 am

      Go back under your rock now…im talking from personal knowledge of this scum family i know the facts you obviously dont because you wouldnt stick up for them if so..

      • Sean on April 4, 2018 at 7:03 pm

        Than why are you such a coward??? post your name. You won’t because you know someone like me will f### your a## up, that’s a fact. I daaaaaaare you to post your real name. chicken s###.