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Faith leaders looking to help community heal after fatal fire
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Federal investigators are trying determine the cause of an apartment fire.
That fire killed three young children in Kalamazoo last week.
Tuesday the community is speaking out. Northside leaders will come together to talk about the tragedy at the Interfaith homes and how the community can move on a heal.
Three-year-old twins Tevin and Teniya Williams and their little sister, one-year-old Tyonna Henderson, died in the fire last Monday afternoon at Interfaith Apartments.
Monday the ATF had two agents at the complex at the fire marshal's request, trying to determine the cause and origin of that fire.
Kalamazoo Public Safety officers tell Newschannel 3 they hope to have a possible cause later this week.
Police say during the time of the fire the children were home alone. Some family members have said their mother, Jonetta Woods, left the kids in the care of her boyfriend at the time.
Kalamazoo City Commissioner Stephanie Moore released a statement on behalf of Jonetta Woods. She says - quote: "In respect to the on-going investigation the family will not be responding through the media. Ms. Woods is grieving the loss of her children, trying to finalize funeral arrangements and most importantly tending to the care and welfare of her surviving child."
The news conference is at 11:30 Tuesday at Galilee Baptist Church. We will be there. You can look for much more beginning Tuesday at noon.