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Funeral services Thursday for 3 children killed in fire

Services are Thursday for 3 Hamilton children who died in a house fire.  Alexander Flores-Ortiz, 7; Siclalia Flores-Ortiz, 10 and Yesenia Flores-Ortiz, 12. (FOX19 NOW file) Services are Thursday for 3 Hamilton children who died in a house fire. Alexander Flores-Ortiz, 7; Siclalia Flores-Ortiz, 10 and Yesenia Flores-Ortiz, 12. (FOX19 NOW file)
HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - Funeral services will be held Thursday for three children killed in a large house fire last week.

Visitation begins at 10 a.m. at Princeton Pike Church of God, 6101 Princeton-Glendale Rd.

Alexander Flores-Ortiz, 7, Siclalia Flores-Ortiz, 10, and Yesenia Flores-Ortiz, 12, died in the Franklin Street blaze early Friday after they were trapped on the second floor.

Their father, mother and 2-year-old brother were outside the house suffering from injuries when fire crews arrived. 

Their father, Mike, was burned and airlifted to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, He was listed in stable condition at last check.

Their mother, Crystal, and her toddler, 2, were taken by ambulance to Fort Hamilton Hughes Hospital.

Another sibling, 9, was not hurt.

The Ohio Fire Marshal's Office, Hamilton police and fire departments and Butler County Coroner's Officer are conducting a joint investigation into the cause.

The home appears to be a total loss. The fire began in the living room, fire officials have said.

They did find smoke detectors on both floors but it's not clear if the devices were working.

The American Red Cross is assisting the family. 

Plans also are underway for a fundraiser Thursday at Campionis Pizzeria, 6691 Western Row Rd., Mason. 

The restaurant will donate 10 percent of the day's proceeds to the family. They also will accept donations for clothing, Christmas presents and furniture.

Donations also can be made at basketball games at Bridgeport Elementary and Hamilton Freshman schools this weekend.

Games are scheduled 9 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday.

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