Services held for 3 kids killed in Chicago fire

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Funeral services have been held in Chicago for three children killed in a fire sparked by a boy playing with a lighter in bed.

CHICAGO (AP) — Funeral services have been held in Chicago for three children killed in a fire sparked by a boy playing with a lighter in bed.

Three small white caskets at the front of the church Saturday held the bodies of 9-year-old Stacey Austin, Jr., 4-year-old Joseph Austin and 2-year-old Dashiyah Austin.

Stacey and Joseph wore dark suits and matching blue baseball caps. Dashiyah was in a pink ruffled dress.

The three died of smoke inhalation on April 7 after the fast-moving fire at their home.

Fire officials have said the blaze started after Joseph was playing with a lighter in bed.

The children’s parents and seven siblings safely escaped.

The parents had tried unsuccessfully to douse the flames with water. In a statement, they’ve encouraged families to buy fire extinguishers.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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