Names of Children Killed in Hartsville Fire Released

7:43 PM, Apr 25, 2013   |    comments
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Hartsville, SC (WLTX) -- A heartbroken community is mourning the loss of four young Hartsville children who died in a mobile home fire Wednesday.

The four siblings were all found together inside a closet. Autopsies show they died of smoke inhalation. Previous Coverage: Names of 4 Children Killed in Fire Released

Much about the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The reality of the fire that ripped though a mobile home, killing the four children inside had begun to set in.

News19 now knows the names of the children killed in the fire. 
4-year-old Delonta, 2-year-old Camaron, and Myasia and Kynasia. 

"Beautiful kids, loving kids, kids that are going to be missed," said Vanessa Gibson, a close family friend. 

Most family members were simply too shaken up to speak on camera. But Gibson says that she knew each of the four children.

"I can't fathom losing one child, but all four children at one time --it's unimaginable," Gibson said.

It took firefighters only ten minutes to put the blaze out, but it was simply too late for the children.

Officials from both the Darlington County Sheriff's office and the State Law Enforcement Division are continuing to investigate the cause of the blaze. Ms. Gibson says the only thing left to do is move forward together.

Many neighbors in the community all declined to speak on camera Thirsday, but they say they know the mother very well and they say she's "heartbroken."

A candlelight vigil for the children is taking place Friday night at 8:30 p.m. in Hartville's Centennial Park. Their funerals are set from a week from Thursday.

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