Jason suffered from a spontaneous brain hemorrhage as a teenager that caused him to go blind and become wheelchair-bound.
A father and son have tragically passed away in a fire that broke out on a Christmas morning at their residence in DeKalb County of Georgia. The DeKalb County Fire responded to a report of a house fire at 3:15 a.m. on Thompson Circle. The firemen went in for the rescue and discovered Jason Tyler, 25, and his father, Randy Tyler, 72 trapped inside the burning residence.
According to WSB-TV, the fire officials have confirmed that Randy was trying to save his disabled son Jason from the house fire but he was unsuccessful in his attempt. Jason Tyler was found in the home and transported to the hospital but later succumbed to his injuries and passed away.
On Christmas morning a fire tore through a home on Thompson Circle in DeKalb County. The flames killed a father and his disabled son. https://t.co/Fsy4qqT5wR— WTVM News Leader 9 (@WTVM) December 28, 2022
According to Atlanta News First, a man from the neighborhood named Otis said that “he kept hearing sirens and it was a lot of them” as dozens of DeKalb County fire trucks arrived at the scene. Some of the Christmas decorations can still be seen hanging from the charred home of the Tyler family.
A friend of the family, Reid Mallars has set up a GoFundMe page to help the family with necessary expenses. He wrote that the fire broke out "while everyone slept." He added, “Randy Tyler’s 10-year-old grandson and wife Regine were also taken to the hospital and were treated for smoke inhalation.” As per the post, a few other members of the Tyler family such as Sonia Tyler, Regine Tyler, an 8-year-old girl, and some cousins who were visiting for the holidays, survived along with Randy’s grandson. The Tyler family not only has lost two of their family members but a lot of belongings in the fire.
DEADLY CHRISTMAS DAY FIRE | Father, son with disabilities die in early morning house fire in Dekalb County. https://t.co/bvLW45kKUv via @11AliveNews— Cody Alcorn (@CodyAlcorn) December 25, 2022
“They were both very unique and they loved deeply. I’m just honored that I got a journey through life with them because they were exceptional people, and I’m glad that I have those examples to follow,” Randy's daughter Sonia said, per Atlanta News First. She further said that as a teenager Jason suffered from a spontaneous brain hemorrhage that caused him to go blind and become wheelchair-bound. Two years ago her other older brother was murdered in Jonesboro and this Christmas the family was simply hoping for peace. “Anybody that knew both of them knows they were the kindest, most loving positive fun-loving people and our family has already been through so much. We don’t understand. I’m not trying to. I don’t get it,” Sonia said.
According to the reports of 11 Alive, The Red Cross is now helping six people who were impacted by the fire and helping them to rehabilitate. “I think we want people to remember to pay attention to the good things, regardless. You have to. Bad things happen and if you don’t pay attention to what’s good around you, you’ll fall apart,” Sonia said.
Consider helping this woman who lost loved ones in a fire on Christmas https://t.co/8hD6ixJI61— Dr. O (@ofurhe) December 27, 2022
Cover Image Source: Reid Mallard / GoFundMe