Names of children killed in Tiffin fire released
Mon, 16 Sep 2013 15:53:21 GMT —
A funeral home has released the names of the five young children killed in a Tiffin mobile home fire on Sunday.
Engle-Shook Funeral Home, in Tiffin, is handling arrangements for the five children, ages 2 to 6. All five died Sunday morning along with their mother's boyfriend after a fire at their Highland Trailer Park home.
A relative and neighbors say the mother, Anna Angel, was at work at Burger King when the fire broke out.
6-year-old Tiara Angel, 5-year-old Stormie Huey, 4-year-old Trinity Huey, 3-year-old Sunshine Huey and 2-year-old Domonic Fresch, along with the boy's father, Timothy Fresch, were pronounced dead at a nearby hospital after rescue crews pulled them from the blaze.
Sam Ramirez, the great-uncle of the children, describes what the kids were like. He says, "They were always happy and smiling. They always helped each other out and stuck together. When they played games they always shared. They didn't have a lot but they were always happy."
Co-workers of the mother have started a collection to help out with burial costs, and the Burger King bilboard outside reads, "Please pray for Anna Angel & her family."
Pat Boes, manager of the Burger King store says, "We all care very much for Anna. Now we're gonna do everything we can to see that she's taken care of, and that her babies and Tim are buried properly."
Investigators say it's too early to talk about a possible cause of the fire. Neighbors told WNWO that a fight took place outside the mobile home Saturday night. Investigators have not said whether that alleged fight was a factor in the cause of the fire, but say they do not suspect foul play.
The girls' family has set up a fundraising account, through Go Fund Me, in order to help pay for funeral expenses. Monetary donations are also being accepted, on behalf of Anna Angel, by making a check out to the Anna Angel Donation Fund, US Bank, 730 West Market Street, Tiffin, OH 44883.
(The Associated Press contributed to this article.)