Officials identify woman who died as result of Washington City fire

L to R: Tereasa Cox Hurst and Adalynn Josephine Cox, photo location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of the Tereasa Hurst and A.J. Cox GoFundMe page, St. George News

WASHINGTON CITY — Authorities Monday released the identity of a 27-year-old woman who died after being trapped with her 3-year-old daughter inside a mobile home that became engulfed in flames in Washington City last week.

A Washington City man and 3-year-old child died after succumbing to the injuries they received during a mobile home fire located at 434 East Angie Lane, Washington City, Utah, Dec. 6, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Brad Jensen, St. George News
Three Washington City residents died after succumbing to the injuries they received during a mobile home fire located at 441 E. Angie Lane, Washington City, Utah, Dec. 6, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Brad Jensen, St. George News

The woman, who died Saturday as a result of the injuries she sustained during the Dec. 6 fire, has been identified as Tereasa L. Cox Hurst, Washington City Police Public Information Officer Ed Kantor said Monday.

“Investigators have established the probable origin of the fire to be inside the trailer at the front part of the structure,” Kantor added. “The cause of the fire is still under investigation.”

Tereasa Hurst’s 3-year-old daughter, identified as Adalynn Josephine, or “A.J.,” on a GoFundMe account created to assist the Hurst family with medical expenses, also died as a result of the injuries she received when the overpowering blaze rapidly spread through the family’s home located at 441 E. Angie Lane.

“Sadly, we lost little A.J. as her lungs were damaged from the smoke,” the GoFundMe page reads.

Following the fire, the mother and daughter had been transported by air to University Medical Center in Las Vegas in critical condition. Treatment efforts, however, proved unsuccessful.

The inferno claimed the life of a third victim, who was identified as 60-year-old Richard Kirkland, a neighbor who ran inside the burning home in an effort to rescue the mother and child. Kirkland died from his injuries shortly thereafter.


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In addition to the Tereasa Hurst and A.J. Cox Fund, a GoFundMe account was established to help raise money for Kirkland’s medical and funeral expenses.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Ed. Note: The address first published has been corrected to 441 E. Angie Lane per corrective notification from the Police Department.

Email: kscott@stgnews.com

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4 Comments

  • sagemoon December 13, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Blessings for the family and friends of all three victims.

  • PeopleEater December 13, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    The address is NOT 434 Angie Lane! Come on STG news! Get the facts… It’s not too hard… Here’s a clue it’s an odd number…

    To the families, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. I do hope our community can join together during this tragic time and provide even the smallest bit of peace for you. Much love!

    • Kimberly Scott Kimberly Scott December 21, 2016 at 9:13 am

      Ed. Note: The address first published has been corrected to 441 E. Angie Lane per corrective notification from the Police Department.

  • Kristi December 13, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    May they all RIP now with our Heavenly Father. And prayers going out to the family and friends of these 3 in their time of mourning. God bless

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