Candlelight Vigil Planned For 4-Year-Old Killed In Fire

Credit: KCNC/Brittany Collins

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.

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