Vigil Held At Burned Out Home Where 3 Died

Makeshift memorial at 90 Wisconsin Avenue where two adults and a child died in a Christmas Eve fire.(Photo: Tom Borgerding/WOSU)
Makeshift memorial at 90 Wisconsin Avenue where two adults and a child died in a Christmas Eve fire.(Photo: Tom Borgerding/WOSU)

Relatives and friends held candles in the cold outside the Ohio house where three people died in a Christmas Eve fire.

Investigators in Columbus believe a space heater near a mattress caused the fire that killed a 4-year-old boy, his mother and a man who was staying with them in a home reported to be vacant. Monday night’s vigil came a day before the funerals for the mother and son. The boy also would have turned 5 on Tuesday.

Family members say the fire victims were good people who are missed.

The property was charged last week with a housing code violation for a different occupied home that lacked heat.

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