Community rallying around family that lost two kids in house fire

Posted at 8:41 PM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-06 23:40:28-05

Fire sent the Flores family running out into the night, just after midnight last Thursday, with two children trapped inside the burning mobile home. The parents and neighbors kept trying to fight through the thick, black smoke to get to them but couldn't reach them.

5-year-old Ellizette (Elli) Orozco died in the mobile home that night. Her 11-year-old uncle, Diego Flores Vidal, was pulled out through a window but he died the next day at the hospital.


Diego's mother mother told 10News she's grateful for the support they've received from the community in the wake of the tragedy.

That support is very apparent at a Chick-fil-A fundraiser Thursday. 

Christine Wood brought the family a carload of clothing. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family.