Lee Davis and Carlton Sanders tried, but could not reach Logan Michael Davenport when the 18-year-old autistic teen’s home in Martinez burned Friday morning.
Davenport later died at Doctors Hospital of smoke inhalation, Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins said.
“It’s tragic,” Sanders, a next-door neighbor, said of the fire. “We’re all praying for the family.”
Columbia County Fire Rescue spokesman Jeremy Wallen said when firefighters arrived at the home at 454 Amelia Drive about 7:45 a.m, the fire was “through the roof.”