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Two Augusta Girls Die in Overnight Fire; Mom & Sister Escape


Tragedy struck the 1908 Moore Road in Augusta early on Thursday as firefighters battled a house fire that claimed the lives of two young children.

The blaze erupted at 1:04 am Thursday, prompting an emergency response from Augusta Fire EMS. Despite efforts to extinguish the flames, firefighters discovered the lifeless bodies of Ty’Asia Clifford, 10, and Aubrey Williams, 7, inside the home.

The mother and another daughter managed to escape the inferno but were hospitalized due to injuries sustained in the fire. The Augusta Fire EMS expressed their condolences, stating, “Our hearts go out to the family” in a somber message.

The Richmond County Coroner’s Office has launched an investigation into the tragic incident, seeking to determine the cause of the fire and the circumstances surrounding the deaths of the two children.

Both girls were pronounced dead at the scene at 2:10 am Thursday. Autopsies have been scheduled to provide further insight into the devastating loss.

Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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