Two Young Girls Fighting for Life After Fire


Two young girls from Evansville are fighting for their lives in a Louisville hospital Thursday, after fire rips through a west side house.

Camilla Fritz and Mya Farmer, 2 and 3 years old, were trapped on the first floor of the West Oregon Street home Wednesday night.

The mother of the two girls, Brittany Fritz was inside with her boyfriend and another child.

The two adults and child made it out.

Camilla and Mya are in the ICU at Kosair Hospital in Louisville in critical condition, being treated for smoke inhalation.

James Leach lives just a few block down, and says he was just about to go to bed Wednesday night around 10:30 when he noticed the commotion outside.

“Oh my god, that place is on fire,” he says, recalling the emotions he experienced watching firefighters battle the blaze.

“It was bellowing out and up but it was thick black smoke,” Leach says.

Investigators are still trying to find what started the fire.

Kaylee Ricketts has kids of her own, and says it’s hard to imagine hers trapped in a fire.

“Think of the kids, the poor babies were in that,” she says, “so sad.”

Friends and family were searching through the charred remains, trying to save anything that survived.

“We were just here Sunday for her sister’s baby shower,” says Michael Kelsey, “It was fine, it was fun, and now it’s gone.”

The home is destroyed and there’s little worth recovering, besides some clothes.

“There’s not much to save,” Kelsey says, after sifting through the debris.

But there’s at least two things, in a Louisville hospital, that are.

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