Vigil held for four family members killed in Cleveland house fire

CLEVELAND - Family and friends have gathered to remember the four family members  who died in a horrific house fire in Cleveland on January 30.

"My mother is trying to be strong as she can be, my sister, she has lost everything also...so you have no idea the pain that we are going through at this time, you will never know…I'm trying to be strong, but I'm hurting too," said Latisha Spencer.

Spencer says she lost her father, 46-year old Alfonso Lathan, Jr, her younger brother, 3-year old Alfonso Lathan the third, her niece 8-year old Aniyah Lampkins and cousin, 44-year old Frank Clark.

Her mother was the only person who survived.

Cold and windy conditions made fighting the fire extremely difficult and dangerous. When crews arrived, flames were shooting out of every window in the home. Crews were unable to enter the house and had to fight the fire from outside.

"That my son and grandson and granddaughter, great granddaughter, that was lost in the fire and we are very appreciative of everyone that's here,” said Alfonso Lathan, Sr.

"We truly are gonna miss then, we are missing them, we would like some answers now, we don't have them, we are hurting at this time, please pray for us...thank you,” said another relative.

In a tweet, Seattle Seahawks player Frank Clark says his father was among four family members who were killed in the fire.

"I am so hurt, my heart is so torn apart, I just can't understand how anyone cannot feel any pain, the whole family is gone," said a neighbor.

"My 30 years living on this street and just being in this community, it has been a lot of things going on and this is one of the worst to start of the new year, 2018," said neighbor Antwan Brownlee.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help with funeral expenses.  A donation account has also been created through KeyBank by the name of Lathan's fire fund.

The cause of the blaze has not been determined yet.

Seattle Seahawks player Frank Clark says his father was among four family members who were killed in the fire.

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