CINCINNATI - The second college student injured in a New Year’s Day house fire near the University of Cincinnati’s campus died, according to a post on Facebook.
Shortly after 9 a.m., a message appeared on a Facebook page for Ellen Garner, 20, stating, “It is with absolutely broken hearts that I tell you that the Garner family and their friends kissed Ellen’s earthly body goodbye this morning."
Garner had been in critical condition after being rescued from the fire on Digby Avenue in University Heights. Firefighters determined the blaze was cause by a space heater placed too close to flammable material.
The other student rescued from the fire, Chad Kohls, 21, died Monday, Jan. 7.
Both Garner and Kohls were students at UC.
Seven people were rescued from the multi-story residence. Three exited the building themselves and four were rescued by firefighters. Kohls, Garner, and a third person were transported to University Hospital. The third individual received only minor injuries.
The Facebook page that delivered the news of Garner’s passing went on to say:
Heaven is now totally aglow with a new radiance that we will miss terribly while we remain here. Around the clock, around the world, we were all on our knees praying for a miracle. We remain convinced that miracles have occurred and will keep occurring in ways that are yet to be revealed.
The post went on to say funeral services were being planned for Friday, Jan. 18. in Tipp City, Ohio, a community located just north of Dayton.
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