A family member told WGN that two more children died Friday night after a fire at a Montclair firefighter’s home
CHICAGO — Two more children critically injured in a fire at a Montclair firehouse earlier this week died Friday night, further echoing the pain and grief felt throughout Chicago’s northwest neighborhood.
“It’s very sad,” said Perla Martinez, a Montclair resident. “We’ve never had anything like this happen to us before and it just caught us off guard … It’s very sad.”
A family member told WGN that the two children who died Friday night were 2-year-old Emery Stewart and 9-year-old Autumn Stewart. Mother of Emery and Autumn, A Summer’s Day-Stuartdied from her injuries earlier that day, while the 7-year-old Ezra Stewart died in a fire on Tuesday.
The family tells WGN that Summer’s memory will live on through organ donation, and the Chicago firefighting community is coming together to help pay for the family’s funeral.
“I hope they are okay in this time of their loss,” Martinez said. “And we’re always here for support.”
The family describe Emery as a happy little boy who loved to play with toy cars and Adem as a little family lady who was very creative. She loved to sing, socialize with people and was very outgoing.
If you or someone you know is interested in donating to help pay for the family’s funeral, a fundraiser has been set up here.
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