Teenager weighing 490lbs killed in house blaze because firefighters couldn't lift her


A grossly obese teenager died in a house fire because she was too heavy for firefighters to rescue.
Jamaya Herron, 18, who tipped the scales at more than 35 stone, collapsed after being overcome by smoke at her parents' home in the Chicago suburb of Rockford.

Emergency workers rescued two other children from the house but they struggled to lift Jamaya on time.
By the time they got her out of the property, the teenager was pronounced dead.
A post mortem later showed she had suffocated.

Two firefighters were treated in hospital for back injuries sustained trying to save Jamaya, officials said.
'They gave a 110 per cent, did their best and sometimes we're not able to save everyone but we were able to get two individuals out of that structure alive,' said Fire Chief Derek Bergsten.
Investigators believe a candle that had been knocked over started the fire.
Herron was living at the house, which had no running water or power, with her parents, Joseph and Delores Herron, as well as Joequavian Blankenship, 11, and Javarus Blankenship, 10.


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Comment by sAmMy mCfLy! on September 22, 2010 at 6:38pm
ya know big gurls with pretty faces get a pass. They gotta pay tho. Haha! nah im playing...this is pretty sad. Ya wanna laugh but you realize someone lost a loved one...
Comment by Rasy2kG ® on September 22, 2010 at 1:45am
Tragic.
Comment by KillahkevTMG on September 21, 2010 at 11:57pm
fat whoreeee
Comment by Ray on September 19, 2010 at 6:41pm
lose the weight fat girls..it could cost you your life
Comment by John on September 19, 2010 at 11:33am
that's horrible
Comment by theblackwoman on September 19, 2010 at 11:27am
rip ma. sorry you passed so young.
Comment by theblackwoman on September 19, 2010 at 11:27am
wtf is 35 stone? some ancient british unit of measure?
Comment by Petey on September 19, 2010 at 11:22am
when is monique going to bust an al sharpton and defend this girl?? this is some b*******
Comment by Deetrix on September 19, 2010 at 5:49am
Shes called grossly obese because shes a fat greedy pig no need in fat people
Comment by ieDANNY909 on September 19, 2010 at 2:11am
on some real s*** america, this is a perfect example of why we have to take care of ourselves better. in a country thats so f***** lazy and would rather go to the drive thru then to make their own food. that is why we are the most fattest country in the planet. f***** laziness and fast food. this poor girl couldnt get up while her house was on fir cuz she was so fat. cmon people lets start livin our lives better



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