2 people continue to fight for their lives after surviving Barrow County house explosion

BARROW COUNTY, Ga. — Two people continue their road to recovery after surviving in a house explosion in Barrow County on Saturday.

Kristi Singleton and Billy Chestnut were two of the seven people who were at a home on Hidden Acres when it exploded.

Singleton, Chestnut and two others survived. Three others died in the blast, according to Captain Scott Dakin with Barrow County Emergency Services.

Family and friends wrote on GoFundMe that Singleton and Chestnut are critically injured and have a long road to recovery.

“Kristi suffered severe third-degree burns and is currently in the hospital receiving medical treatment,” the fundraiser said. “She has a long road to recovery ahead of her, both physically and emotionally.”

Both Singleton and Chestnut lost their home, pets, and possessions.

“Losing a pet is like losing a family member, and the emotional toll can be overwhelming,” the fundraiser said. “We want to ensure that Kristi has the resources and support she needs to grieve and heal.”

“Billy is loved by family and he would always help anyone in need and we ask to please keep this man in your prayers and make donations to help restore his life. Any help will be greatly appreciated,” the fundraiser added.

Dakin said the cause of the fire has been listed as accidental. One of the occupants was using a large propane tank, typically used to supply a RV inside of the home. It was being used to supply a single propane cooking burner inside.

Investigators haven’t released the names of the three victims who died.





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