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

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

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.

FOX 2 Newsletters

Sign up for a newsletter from FOX 2 to get updates about news and weather. We offer daily headlines, breaking news, severe weather, and forecast emails.


Latest News

More News