Candlelight vigil for victims of fatal fire in Porum

Posted at 3:02 PM, Jan 14, 2018

PORUM, Okla. -- The Porum community came together Saturday night to honor Tiffany Fraley and her two children who died in a fire earlier this month.

Candles were lit at the Porum high school football field as loved ones came to honor and support the Fraley family.

21-year-old Tiffany Fraley, her 2-year-old son Raiden, and 11-month-old daughter Mia all tragically passed away after their home caught on fire overnight on January 2nd.

“She was a beautiful girl, whose smile would just, it would fill a room. If you were around Tiffany there’s no way you couldn't laugh,” said Melinda Imler, Tiffany's aunt.

Family members say the community support helps their grieving process, but nothing can change the gut-wrenching truth that they'll never see the three again.

“I keep thinking I’m going to see more pictures of the babies, and it’s tough to know that I’m never going to see that again," said Imler.

The young mother recently married Kevin Fraley, who was in the home at the time of the fire. Officials say he was able to make it out, and tried to save his family but couldn't.

“His burns are really bad and it’s just going to be a really, really long healing process for him," said Imler.

Fraley is a volunteer firefighter with the Porum fire department. His fellow brothers came to the vigil Saturday night to show support during this difficult time.

“He’s really passionate about what he does on the fire department, on the water department, he wants to help people, cares for everybody just a really, Kevin’s a stand up guy," said Trampas Tripp, Fire Chief of the Porum fire department.

Although Tiffany only lived in Porum for about three years, it's clear her and her family made an impact in the community.

The fire department hosted a bean and chili benefit dinner for Kevin on Sunday with a silent auction.

A bank account is also set up at Armstrong Banks to help him get back on his feet.

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