BURKE COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - Two Burke County kids are being honored after they
On Monday, Oct. 15, Burke County firefighters responded to a house fire on Chris and Jerry Dr. While on the scene, EMA officials learned that 8-year-old Brooke Greeley was playing in the yard when she heard Mrs. Palma screaming for help from inside the burning home. Brooke ran home and told her mother, Jennifer, and brother, Graysen. By the time Jennifer and Graysen arrived, Mrs. Palma had made her way onto the front porch, but could not get out because of overgrown plants. Jennifer and Graysen were able to clear a path to get Mrs. Palma to safety.
Graysen attempted to go back into the house to rescue several dogs, but by then the fire had spread and began igniting ammunition stored in the home.
Burke County EMA Chief Rusty Sanders and Sheriff Alfonzo Williams will honor the Greeleys with a local citizen award at the Burke County Commission meeting on Nov. 16.