LINK: Baby Fire Survivor Released from Hospital

From the 1490NewsBlog
by Anne Holliday

The baby who survived a fire that killed his grandmother, brother and sister has been released from the hospital.

14-month-old Charles Holmes had been in Women & Children’s Hospital in Buffalo for treatment of smoke inhalation following the fire at his grandmother’s home in Bolivar, New York, early Sunday morning. He was released from the hospital Thursday and placed in the custody of Potter County Children and Youth Services.

The baby’s mother, 25-year-old Mary Holmes of Shinglehouse, is in jail on felony drug charges, and for endangering the welfare of children. His father, 29-year-old Jesse Holmes, was released from prison a week ago. He was put in jail for failing to appear in court to answer charges of endangering the welfare of children.

Mary Holmes’s mother 42-year-old Tina Kemp, along with 3-year-old Eric Holmes and 2-year-old Jessica Holmes died in the fire. Kemp’s boyfriend, 62-year-old Terry Green was able to escape with Charles.

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