Saturday funeral set for 5 children killed in Minneapolis fire


A funeral will be held Saturday for the five siblings who died Feb. 14 in a north Minneapolis duplex fire, the Star Tribune reports.

A spokesman for the family said the service will be at 11 a.m. at ­Shiloh Temple Church, at 1201 W. Broadway in Minneapolis.

Five of Troy Lewis' children died in the blaze: Gwendolyn, 18 months, Troy, 3, Fannie, 4, Mary, 6, and Christopher, 8.

Lewis, who plans to talk to reporters Wednesday afternoon, was released from the hospital over the weekend. Two of his children remain hospitalized: Shaca, 9, who is in serious condition, and Electra, 5, who is in satisfactory condition, the Star Tribune reports.

Investigators probing the cause of the fire have been focused on a space heater that had been running for days in the area of the duplex where the fire is believed to have started, according to a report obtained by the Star Tribune.

Lewis, who was injured after jumping out a window and racing back into the duplex, spoke to KARE 11 and several other media outlets about his attempt to save all children from the blaze. Donations are being collected for the family, KARE reported.

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