KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio community is collecting donations to provide clothes and Christmas gifts for survivors of four family members killed in a house fire.
Kettering firefighters and Ohio State fire marshalls search through the debris of a fatal fire in Kettering, Ohio, Thrusday, Dec. 12, 2013. Fire officials confirmed that four people, two of them children, perished in the house fire early Thursday morning. Three other occupants of the home escaped the blaze, which damaged two neighboring homes. Officials said the survivors are one adult and two children. A State Fire Marshal spokesman Michael Duchesne said one of the three people who escaped was injured but the extent of those injuries is unknown. (AP Photo/Dayton Daily News, Nick Graham)
Authorities confirmed Friday that the fire a day earlier in the Dayton suburb of Kettering killed a woman, her two young sons and her father. The Montgomery County coroner's office identified them as 4-yr-old Shaun Mobley Jr., 2-year-old Jacob Mobley, 36-yr-old Alicia Mobley and 76-year-old Forrest Carroll.
Three family members escaped from the burning house.
The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/IUJOLx ) reports staff at the Kettering schools are collecting money and plan a donation drive later this month to help the surviving man and two girls. The organizer of a separate fund says more than $4,000 has been raised.
Investigators haven't determined the cause of the blaze.