LOUISA COUNTY, Va. -- A mother, who saved her 2-year-old son from their burning house that claimed the lives of her mother and grandfather, was still in the hospital Monday.
Ebony Jones, 25, was being treated for smoke inhalation at the University of Virginia Medical Center, WTVR reported. Her son Messiah had been released from the hospital.
Jones broke a bedroom window and threw Messiah out of their burning home in Louisa County, just north of Richmond, Virginia, around 2 a.m. Sunday, according to the news report. She followed him out of the window to escape the smoke and flames.
Jones' mother Eunice, 54, and grandfather Kelley, 74, were unable to get out of the house in time, family members told WTVR.
Kerosene heater may have started the house fire, but the official cause remained under investigation.
The Louisa County Volunteer Rescue Squad is collecting items in an effort to help the Jones family after they lost everything in the fire.
Those wishing to make monetary contributions can either send checks payable to Louisa County Rescue Squad, with Fire Victim fund in the memo line, to PO Box 1777, Louisa VA 23093 or donate online.