Gwinnett County

Buford father of 4 dies of COVID-19 days after wife killed in house fire

BUFORD, Ga. — A Buford father of four has died of COVID-19 a week after his wife died in a house fire, according to family members.

Febe Santos was killed at her home in Buford after a fire broke out on Aug.25. Santos was quarantining in the basement as she recovered from COVID-19. A babysitter was able to get the children out of the home, but couldn’t reach Santos.

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Her husband, Humberto Giron, was hospitalized with the virus at the time of the fire.


Family members said that Giron died on Sept. 1, just a week after his wife.

“She was joined in heaven by her loving husband,” family members wrote.

The family has set up a GoFundMe to help the children who are 8-14 years old.

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“Please continue to pray for these children and wrap them in your love and understanding,” family members said.

So far, the community has raised over $40,000 to help the family.