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Candlelight vigil tonight to remember three children killed in a house fire

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ST. LOUIS - A candlelight vigil is planned for Wednesday, October 23 at 6:00 p.m. for three children killed in a weekend apartment fire in south St. Louis.

The fire broke out Sunday afternoon at the Clinton-Peabody public housing complex. Authorities say the infant and the girls, ages 4 and 5, were trapped inside the third-floor apartment.

Investigators on the case have ruled the fire accidental and identified the mother as the one arrested for leaving the kids home alone.

Police have identified 4-year-old Heaven Coleman, 5-year-old Dream Coleman and 6-month-old Damarion as the victims. All died of their injuries.

Family and friends say the mother made an honest mistake by leaving her kids alone.


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