2 children who died in Christmas morning fire identified, memorial service and visitation set

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by Melanie Kahn

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 26, 2009 at 8:58 PM

(WHAS11) We now know the names of the two children who were killed in the early Christmas morning house fire in Prospect.

Solon Bailey was 12 years old and his younger brother, William Bailey, was 10.  Both were Irv and Cathy Bailey’s grandchildren, visiting from Vermont for Christmas.
The county coroner’s office says both boys died from smoke inhalation.
Crews were still on scene Saturday afternoon trying to figure out how this fire began.
Firefighters told WHAS11 News that the fire started at about 4:30 a.m on Christmas Day. The blaze spread quickly, and when firefighters arrived they found the home fully engulfed.
The home is almost a total loss. A spokesperson for the Bailey family said the other family members who were in the house at the time of the fire have been treated and released from University Hospital.
Scott Jennings, spokesperson for the Bailey family said, “They’ve obviously been under a lot of stress and have been through a very traumatic experience and I think right now they’re just grieving with their family and preparing the memorial service and looking to finding a way to come to some grips with what has happened.”

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