Wagoner County family loses child and home in house fire

WAGONER COUNTY -- A community in Wagoner County is mourning after a young couple loses their baby girl and their home in an overnight fire.

"Their screams...it's something that's hard to get out of your head," said neighbors Mallory and Andrew Naugle.

Mallory and Andrew Naugle woke up to the piercing sound around 1:30 Friday morning. Their neighbors, Mark Fuller and Krista Anderson, desperately trying to save their daughters from their burning home.

“They were doing anything they could even if it meant their own lives just to get their kids out,” said Mallory Naugle.

Two little girls were inside, one around 3-years-old according to neighbors, and the other, just an infant at 6 months old. 

“She’s right there we can reach her, I’m like no you guys can’t, you cannot reach in there and get her, you can’t, you can’t," said Mallory Naugle.

The mother had cuts on her hands and arms. The father had burns to his hands and cuts on his body.

“I came back in the house and got a towel to where he could hold pressure against his stomach,” said Andrew Naugle.

But that didn't stop their parental instincts to do anything to save their kids.

“Please someone, someone help... because she was hurt by the time we got over there so she was still trying to do stuff but she couldn't, it was horrific,” said Mallory Naugle.

The couple's older daughter made it out with burns to her hands and face, but the parents realized there was nothing they could do for their 6 month old baby girl.

“We’re sorry baby girl we can’t get you, we’re trying,” said Mallory Naugle.

The State Fire Marshal's Office says no foul play is suspected. They believe the fire started on the west end of the trailer.

As for the Naugle's, they're trying to process what happened, and find out how they can help this young couple who lost a child and their home.

“We just kind of cried together. You don’t think it’ll happen to you and it does..to anybody,” said Mallory Naugle.

The parents and young girl were all taken to the hospital and are in stable condition.

There's no word on the official cause of the deadly fire.

The Wagoner Fire Department is collecting donations for the family. They can be reached at 918-485-3000.

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