Wm. Timothy Spradlin, Chief of the Fire & Explosion Investigation Bureau with the Division of the State Fire Marshal, right, speaks with a member of Tiffin Fire & Rescue, left, during the investigation into the scene of a fire in Tiffin that killed 5 kids and one adult early this morning.
The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
TIFFIN -- Friends and relatives stood by Anna Angel, 30, outside the hospital where the mother identified her five children as the victims of a fatal mobile home fire that also claimed the life of her boyfriend today.
Tiffin Police Dept. received a 911 call at about 7:45 a.m. that there was an active fire at Highland Trailer Park, 686 S. Sandusky St. Police and fire were dispatched to the scene and part of the trailer was fully engulfed by the time the officer arrived on the scene at 7:48 a.m. Fire and EMS arrived on scene at 7:50 a.m.
The victims have been identified as Ms. Angel's boyfriend, Timothy Fresch, 25,and their young son Domonic Fresch, 1, and Ms. Angel's children Trinitie Huey, 4; Sunshine Huey, 3; Stormie Huey, 5, and Tiara Angel, 6.
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Ms. Angel, accompanied by co-worker Patricia Boes of Tiffin, went into the hospital to identify her children. Ms. Angel gave each child a kiss goodbye.
She had been at work about two hours at Burger King when the trailer park manager called and said there had been a fire at her home.
Ms. Angel's sister, Angel Ramirez of Tiffin said relatives were told by the hospital that the children and Mr. Fresch died of smoke inhalation. The sister said Ms. Angel was not allowed to see the body of her boyfriend because of the severity of his burns.
Burger King is accepting donations to offset costs for funerals and burials.
William Ennis, Jr., Tiffin fire chief, said two firefighters suffered minor injuries when they fell through the floor into the crawl space when firefighters were attempting to knock down the blaze. No names were released; the firefighters did not go to the hospital for treatment, the chief said.
Tiffin is in Seneca County, about 50 miles southeast of Toledo.
Burger King, 683 W. Market St.,Tiffin, OH 44883 is accepting donations to offset costs for funerals and burials. Ms. Angel has been employed there for seven years, said Ms. Boes, who is the store manager.
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