Family to honor father who died while trying to save his children from a house fire

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A widow said she woke up in the middle of the night to a raging fire that took her husband.

We first told you about this story last week when Brandon Gamble died saving his five children from the blaze.

The wife he leaves behind, Tyeisha Gamble, spoke to Channel 2's Tom Jones for the first time since the accident happened.

Forest Park firefighters got a call about a house fire on Burks Road around 2 a.m. last Thursday. When they got to the home, the fire was heavily involved.


"I love that man. I've been with that man since I was 13," a tearful Tyeisha Gamble told Jones. "My husband was a gift from God to my kids."

Tyeisha Gamble said she woke up and smelled smoke and saw the orange glaze of the flames from her bedroom. She said her husband helped her get out and went back in the part of the house that was on fire. She told Jones she could hear him screaming from being burned.

"And he started calling out to my kids. He said, 'Brandy. Man-man. Y'all get up. Y'all get up. It's a fire,'" she said. "It was just so much smoke, just so much fire."

The kids, ages 6 to 14, got out through a window. Brandon Gamble didn't make it.

Tyeisha Gamble said her husband loved his children and would do anything for them, including losing his life.

"My husband went through that fire and he sacrificed his life for his kids," she said.