18-year-old mother, 10-month-old who died after Winston-Salem apartment fire that killed father identified by firefighters

Piedmont Triad News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A woman and her 10-month-old son who died after an apartment fire that killed her boyfriend have been identified by the Winston-Salem Fire Department.

Winston-Salem firefighters battled the flames at the Green Oaks Apartments on White Meadow Lane around 1:26 a.m. Sunday. 

Winston-Salem Assistant Fire Chief A.T. Byrum told FOX8 a fire broke out in the kitchen, most likely when cooking on the stove went unattended. The fire started there and quickly spread.

Byrum said both smoke alarms were in the bedroom and did not go off at the time of the fire.

One was missing a battery, and the other didn’t work properly. 

Firefighters searched the unit and found 21-year-old Anthony King in the doorway of a bedroom. 

During a second search inside, they found, King’s 18-year-old girlfriend, identified as Ra-Dira Williams, and their 10-month-old son Ayaan King. 

Fire crews performed CPR on the victims, but it wasn’t enough to save King and his baby.

Williams was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and she died on Monday at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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