Family Photo showing fire victims Timothy Fresch, 25;
Tiara Angel, 6;
Stormie Huey, 5;
Trinitie Huey, 4;
Sunshine Huey, 3; and
Domonic Fresch, 1; along with Anna Angel who was not home when the fire occurred.
TIFFIN --- Police say a mobile home fire has killed five children and a father in northwest Ohio.
Tiffin police say in a news release that the fire was reported shortly before 8 a.m. Sunday in a mobile home park. Police say part of the home was engulfed in flames when crews arrived.
Firefighters pulled a man and five small children from the home in the city southeast of Toledo. They were pronounced dead at the hospital.
"If you've ever buried one person and had the feel and the tragedy of one person, she has to bury six," said her close friend and work manager, Pat Boles. "All at one time."
Fire crews were on scene within five minutes pulling the man and children out of the home. All six were taken to Tiffin Mercy Hospital, but none survived their injuries.
"This department did an outstanding job in a terrible situation," said Tim Spradlin, the chief of investigations for the State Fire Marshal. "Trailers are notorious for hot, fast fires that spread quickly. They were to attempt to rescue and resuscitate all the victims, but unfortunately they didn't survive."
Family members identify the victims as 25- year-old Timothy Fresch, his toddler son Domonic, and Angel's four daughters, 6-year-old Tiara Angel, 5-year-old Stormie Huey, 4-year-old Trinitie Huey and 3-year old Sunshine Huey.
Boes accompanied Anna Angel to the hospital to see the children. "She kissed each baby and said they she loved them and goodbye."
Boes has already started a collection of cash and other items for Angel at the Burger King on West Market Street before they can establish a bank fund tomorrow.
"I know it's going to be hard, but everyone is beside them," said Erica Boillon, who brought a jar of coins she'd been collecting for two years to donate. She counted at least $80 in quarters in the container, which she hoped to give to someone who needed it.
"[Anna] really has nothing. Had nothing and now she definitely doesn't have anything," said Boes.
No information was released Sunday regarding the cause of the fire. Spradlin says it is still under investigation.
You can make a donation at the Burger King on West Market Street in Tiffin, Ohio now. Once a bank fund is established to help with funeral and burial expenses, WKYC will post updated information.
WKYC-TV/The Associated Press