Follow-up: Hillsborough County boy rescued from fire makes full recovery, returns to the football field

  • Source: WTSP-TV CBS 10 St. Petersburg
  • Published: 08/12/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A Seffner boy who nearly died in a house fire back in May is able to run up and down the football field once again. "I use this as an opportunity to show him what we can do when tragedy strikes and in life son, tragedy will strike again and we will get through it," Owen Ares' mother, Karen McGinnis, said. It's a recovery his family says is truly amazing and they credit Owen's strength. "Here he is. He made a full speedy recovery, on the field and he started 4th grade yesterday. I am just grateful," McGinnis said. Owen was recused by Hillsborough County deputies when his house caught fire on May 19th. Hillsborough fire investigators said the fire started in the barn and then spread to the house. McGinnis and her boyfriend were able to make it out of the house with their animals, but Owen was inside asleep at the time.


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