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MEHLVILLE, MO (KTVI) – Neighbors are trying to help a grieving family who lost a loved one in a fatal fire.

Brian Davis, 7, died Monday morning when fire broke out in his Mehlville home.   Neighbors went door-to-door Monday night to collect money for Brian’s funeral.

The boy’s grandmother jumped from a second story window, while his sister tried to get Brian out of the house.

Police say the two were separatedand the boy backtracked to his room.

The girl made it out.

Investigators think Brian died from smoke inhalation.

He was a second grader at Bierbaum Elementary School.