Posted: Jun 25, 2013 9:33 PM by Connie Tran, KSBY News
Updated: Jun 26, 2013 8:49 AM
Friends and family describe a horrific scene on Tuesday in Orcutt, where a fire broke out in a house, severely burning a 16-year old girl. KSBY was told by friends and family the girl's name is Jazzmin Landey and she was in critical condition with burns to 90-percent of her body.
At least five people were in the house that caught fire, with three of them being children. Santa Barbara County Fire arrived at the 4500 block of Edenbury Drive at around 3:45pm and they say the house was already engulfed in flames.
Cheyenne Barenchi and Mikayla Baudet couldn't help but stare at the house that their close friend Jazzmin calls home.
Baudet said, "She was babysitting and she had the boys upstairs with her at first, and then she fell asleep with the boys, and then when she woke up, they were downstairs already."
The girls said Landey called them in a panic when she woke up to a room full of flames. Landey was on the second floor of the home, with no where to turn, but down.
"She jumped out of the window, and I was talking to her on the phone, and she was screaming and crying because she couldn't move, because the fire was touching her, so she couldn't move. She said she was stuck. She was stuck," the girls said.
Barenchi and Baudet said the three young boys who were in the house, are ages 6, 8, and 10, and they are Landey's nephews. The man who also made it out safely, is the father of the boys.
Barenchi said emotionally as she looked at the damaged house, "Just to know that she was in there when it happened, and no one tried getting her out, it just makes it like, ten times harder."
Fire officials said the man in the house was made known of the fire from a fire alarm. An estimated cost of damage is unknown, however fire officials said the house is significantly damaged.
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