Neighbor: ‘I Just Pray for the Mom’

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TIFFIN, OH -- Tragedy in the city of Tiffin after a fire claimed the lives of six people, including five young children.

Many in Seneca County tell FOX 8 it is unsettling to know that a father and five young kids couldn't get out of the home.

All the children were age six and younger.

Photo Credit: Fresch Family

Photo Credit: Fresch Family

Tiffin police said the victims are Timothy Fresch, 25, Tiara Angel, 6, Stormie Huey, 5, Trinity Huey, 4, Sunshine Huey, 3 and Domonic Fresch, 2.

Neighbors at the Highland Park Estates tell FOX 8 there were too many young lives cut short early Sunday morning.

"It was so engulfed when we got here. The smoke and the heat and they were little babies," said Nancy Williams, who manages the mobile home park.

"I knew those kids were over there. I was hoping they would get out," said Cheryl Opp, who saw the smoke and flames. "I knew of them and they seemed like a good family. Five blessed children, I just pray for the mom."

Fresch's girlfriend was at work when the blaze broke out just before 8:00 a.m.

Tiffin police say all six victims were pronounced dead at Tiffin Mercy Hospital.

As of Sunday evening, police and firefighters said it was too early to say what caused the smoke and flames. They are still investigating with the State Fire Marshal's Office.

"It's really sad to know that all five of those kids are gone," said Tina Kesley, who lives nearby.

The mobile home park residents are coming together after the tragedy and raising money to help pay for funeral expenses.

Firefighters said the mobile home did have working smoke detectors.

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