Donations pour in for family of 5 kids killed in Ohio fire

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A report says thousands of dollars in donations have poured in for family members following the deaths of five children killed in a fire at their Ohio home.

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Chandriel Strong, 29, breaks down while paying respects at a deadly fire scene Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, in Youngstown, Ohio. The fire broke out on Sunday night killing 5 children, ages 9, 3, 2, and 1-year-old twins and injuring the mother who jumped out from the second-floor window. (Lake Fong/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)


Authorities say the five children who died Dec. 9 in Youngstown ranged in age from 1 to 9.

Penny Wells is director of Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past. She tells The Vindicator that nearly $10,000 had been raised Friday to cover the children's funeral arrangements, which have yet to be announced.

The paper says donors in a separate fundraising effort have given almost $10,000 to the family's $20,000 GoFundMe goal.

Fire officials' investigation into what caused the blaze is continuing. Authorities have said there's no sign the fire was suspicious.

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Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com