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Woman & Child Killed In House Fire

A woman and a child died early Saturday morning after Memphis firefighters found them inside their burning house at the 5900 block of Parktree Cove in Hickory H...
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A woman and a child died early Saturday morning after Memphis firefighters found them inside their burning house at the 5900 block of Parktree Cove in Hickory Hill.

Family identified the victims are 29-year-old Ciera Gooch and her son 7-year-old London.

According to firefighters, they found London in the living room and Gooch in the bedroom where they both were unresponsive.

The victims were transported to the hospital in critical condition, but were later pronounced dead.  

The cause of death is not known.

A relative and several neighbors say they were sweet, good people, and London made friends easily with the neighborhood kids.

Later Saturday a toy car and flowers were left on the family’s doorstep.

“Yesterday, he was over playing a video game with my son. He is a really rambunctious kid running around play. He’ll come to the door and look and peek in and wave. Nice kid, nice mom too, ” said neighbor Toya Graves. 

Firefighters said the home did have a working smoke alarm. The house had a total of $24,000 in structure damages and $7,000 in content damages.

According to reports, the fire happened in the kitchen area, but they do not know the cause.

This is an ongoing investigation.