Funeral today for 2 children killed in Escondido mobile home fire

Posted at 9:01 AM, Jan 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-06 20:52:36-05
ESCONDIDO -- The Flores family laid two children to rest Friday morning. Both, killed last week in a mobile home fire. 
Hundreds came to the Church of Latter-Day Saints in Escondido, to give comfort to the families of Ellizette "Elli" Orozco, 5, and her 11-year-old uncle, Diego Flores Vidal. 
The children died after a fire engulfed the family's mobile home last Thursday. Family members say the flash fire erupted near a Christmas tree overnight. Adults in the extended family tried to get everyone out, but  Eli died inside and though Diego was eventually pulled out a window, he died the next day at the hospital.
No cameras were allowed inside the church for the service, but 10News watched from across the street as the two caskets were brought out to the waiting hearses. 
Elli Orozco, carried in a casket in her favorite color - pink. The white casket held Diego, but family members say he loved red, and would have been pleased to see all of the red at the ceremony. 
Diego's mom, Leticia Flores, is Elli's grandmother. She talked about them to 10News through a Spanish interpreter.
 "They were like brother and sister, lived together, did everything together, went everywhere together," the interpreter said. "She cannot say she's happy but she knows her son is where he's supposed to be and that he is in peace."
Flores also thanked the community for all of the support, both financial and emotional, during this hard time. 
The family tells 10News, they lost another brother in a fatal traffic accident two years ago. They said love and support helped them then and will help them through this time, too.   
Support continues to pour in for the family. Chick-fil-A held a fundraiser Thursday night and a GoFundMe account has raised more than $59,000.