2 babies killed after tree falls on home in Birmingham

Published: Jul. 21, 2022 at 7:26 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 22, 2022 at 1:12 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Officials with Birmingham Fire and Rescue say two children were killed after a tree fell onto a home on July 21, 2022.

This happened at a home just on 10th Avenue West.

A correction on the ages of one of the children killed in the accident. At one time authorities said the children were 11 months old and three months old. WBRC confirmed with one of the mothers, Rosemary Allen, her daughter would have turned two years old on July 28, 2022. Her little girl’s name was Journi Jones. Her mother had been in the process of planning her birthday.

Mom shared some pictures of Journi with us:

Baby Journie
Baby Journie(Family submitted)
Baby Journie
Baby Journie(Family submitted)
Baby Journie
Baby Journie(Family submitted)
Baby Journie
Baby Journie(Family submitted)

An 11-year-old was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and later released.

The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the other baby as 3-month-old Jalaia Ford.

Authorities also say an adult woman was rescued from the home and taken to the hospital. At the time she was reported as conscious and talking.

Officials with Birmingham Fire and Rescue say another woman was trapped inside of the home, but was rescued.

Rosemary Allen told us she was living in the home after losing everything in an apartment fire in Hoover.


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