A vigil will be held Tuesday night to honor a little boy's short but loved-filled life.
Four-year-old Andrew Clemons was killed after a fire ripped through his home in the Morgan County community of Brush Sunday night. The little boy was trapped inside a basement bedroom. Firefighters raced to the scene the moment the call came over that a child was trapped, getting to the home within eight minutes. Volunteer firefighter David Martin told sister station KCNC that it was eight minutes too late.
“There was a lot of heat, a lot of fire. We did everything we could,” Martin said.
Andrew's mother, grandmother and a 5-year-old sibling all managed to escape.
Family friends say Andrew was a sweet and much-loved boy.
“He was a very sweet, caring, soft spoken little boy,” Brandi McCabe told KCNC. “I loved him...very, very much.”
The candlelight vigil will be held at 8 p.m. at a park in Brush. A family friend is also collecting donations to help the family.
Brush is 90 miles northeast of Denver.