News conference taking place to address fatal Abilene apartment fire

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A news conference will be held Thursday afternoon to update the public on a devastating apartment fire in southwest Abilene that claimed the life of a 4-year-old little boy. 

The press conference will take place at 1:00 p.m. It will be streamed live at BigCountryHomepage.com/live and also on the KTAB and KRBC Facebook pages. 

Liam Hardy passed away at a Lubbock burn unit hours after he was pulled from a fully-involved upstairs unit at the Warwick apartment complex on the 2400 block of Arrowhead Road Wednesday morning.

Liam's mother, Ashley Hardy, remains in Lubbock and is in serious condition as she attempts to recover after receiving 2nd and 3rd degree burns on over 80% of her body. Her second son, Aiden, was burned during the fire as well but is receiving treatment at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene.

The Abilene Fire Department confirms a firefighter was hospitalized at Hendrick as well to receive treatment for minor burns. 

Twenty-one residents from eight units have been displaced from their homes due to the two-alarm fire. These residents are currently being assisted by the Red Cross.

Several animals were rescued as well, but the press release states 2 were found deceased in the unit where the fire began.

The cause of the fire has not been determined and is still under investigation. An estimated $100,000 worth of damage was caused.

Stick with BigCountryHomepage for the latest information on the Warwick apartment fire as it's released. 


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