After being locked in the bathroom a 14-year-old girl tragically passed away in a Florida house fire on Sunday.
As the flames engulfed the house Skylar Farej was trapped according to reports.
When the tragedy struck on Sunday the teen was at home with her mom, brother and a friend.
Her mother and brother escaped while in the meantime her friend was able to jump from a third-floor balcony.
Unfortunately, as the fire raged, Skylar wasn’t as lucky as she appeared to have gotten trapped in the bathroom.
Her mother attempted to get upstairs to save her when the blaze started but wasn’t successful.
Skylar’s mom said, “I just woke up to my son screaming that the house was on fire and we just had to get everybody out, I tried to go upstairs to get her and I just couldn’t. I tried but I just couldn’t get to her.”
Once the firefighters finally arrived on the scene, Skylar was found unconscious and in critical condition.
The 14-year-old was rushed to the hospital but later succumbed to her injuries.
Her sister Taylor has launched a GoFundMe page to help cover funeral costs following the tragedy
Florida’s Division of Investigative and Forensic Services says investigators haven’t uncovered any indication of suspicious activity surrounding the incident.
How to survive a house fire
There are several useful tips people should know when it comes to protecting yourself and your family from a house fire as per Fabiosa:
1. Have a plan
It may seem simple and mundane, but having a clear and concise plan in place in the event of a fire can save lives. There’s a reason schools and workplaces all have protocols for fires. Create a plan and practise it with the whole family.
2. The call
Again, it seems obvious, but it’s crucial to place a call to the fire department as soon as you spot a fire at your house. Have their number in your speed dial – time is of the essence.
It’s often difficult to think rationally when you’re panicking, but closing doors as you make your way through a burning building will slow the spread of the fire. This gives you and others more time to escape the building. Remember, every second counts.
If moving through the building, ensure you have a wet piece of cloth or textile covering your mouth and nose. This will prevent smoke getting into your lungs and reduces the risk of you passing out from inhalation
5. Keep your children in sight
Remember that children often don’t think the same way as adults. Depending on their age they may think that hiding is a good idea; they may wander off from your side in the confusion. Don’t lose sight of your kids and make sure they’ve left the house and are positioned a safe distance away from the blaze.
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