12-year-old taken to burn unit after Alcorn County fire

Alyson Montgomery suffered severe burns after a fire engulfed her home Wednesday morning.

Posted: May 29, 2019 5:26 PM
Updated: May 30, 2019 9:20 AM

ALCORN COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - Alyson Montgomery suffered severe burns after a fire engulfed her home Wednesday morning.

The family of five was sleeping inside their mobile home when the house caught fire and they were woken by the smoke.

All three children and their parents did make it out of the home.

Montgomery was the last one to make it out of the home after her mother had to return to the burning home to rescue her. 

She left the home by ambulance and was later airlifted to Le Bonheur Children's Hosptial in Memphis.

She was taken to the Region One burn unit to receive treatment for her burns.

According to family members, Montgomery is expected to undergo skin grafts on her arms and legs.

The burns on her stomach, back and head are expected to heal.

The cause of the fire is unclear, but the family thinks one of the air conditioning units on the front of the house shorted out.

Kerry Cummings with Biggersville Fire and Rescue said the blaze was fully involved when firefighters got to the home.

Firefighters from Biggersville, Southwest Alcorn and Kossuth responded to the scene.

Alcorn County Sheriff's Office was there, as well as Magnolia Ambulance and ACE Power.

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