Neighbor’s surveillance video captured fatal Akron house fire

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AKRON, Ohio -- A community is in mourning over the loss of two children and their parents after an early Saturday morning fire in Akron.

One neighbor, who lives across the street, was particularly saddened when she realized she had home surveillance video of the tragedy.

Lisa Sine tells Fox 8 it is hard to look at the home that caught fire. Akron firefighters said four people, including an eight and nine-year-old girl are the victims.

Those young victims were affiliated with LeBron James and his family foundation.

"The fire started at 1:30 am, you see them turn their lights off and go to bed and then we just see the flames take over it was horrifying I didn't want to watch the video anymore," Sine said.

Two others were able to get out of the burning home according to authorities, including a 12-year-old. Firefighters also add there were no working smoke detectors inside the home.

The Red Cross has announced that the organization will provide people in Northeast Ohio with smoke detectors if there is a need. They will also install them.

Akron residents can call (330) 535–2030 to request at home fire safety inspection and free smoke alarms.

Meanwhile, family members tell Fox 8 vigils are planned in honor of the victims on Sunday.

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