Mississippi woman flees burning home with granddaughter in her arms

Published 12:05 am Friday, September 21, 2018

COLUMBUS (AP) — A Mississippi woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter have safely escaped from a burning home.

The Commercial Dispatch reports that Valerie Hubbard’s home in Columbus is a total loss after the Tuesday fire.
Hubbard shared the home with two other adults and two children. She says she woke from a nap and checked on her granddaughter. When Hubbard opened a door to the carport, she saw flames.

She grabbed her granddaughter and ran from the house, then grabbed the family dog from the yard.

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Nobody else was home at the time.

Hubbard says she does not know how the fire started. An investigation continues.