Firefighters Kneel, Pray After Mother, Infant Crushed by Fallen Tree

A heartbreaking moment caught on camera, as a group of firefighters pray for 2 victims of Tropical Storm Florence.

Posted: Sep 15, 2018 3:00 PM

A group of firefighters in Wilmington, North Carolina, knelt and prayed outside the home where a mother and her infant died when a tree fell Friday.

They were the first known deaths attributed to Tropical Storm Florence, which was a Category 1 hurricane when it struck the city.

The father was injured in the incident and was transported to a hospital, officials said.

Officials said several agencies responded to the incident. A reporter for CNN Wilmington affiliate WWAY said firefighters where shaken up by what they encountered at the home.

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