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By Breaking News Staff


A donation drive will be held today to benefit the three survivors of a fatal house fire on Craig Drive in Kettering.

Shaun Mobley and his two daughters survived the deadly fire on Dec. 12. Mobley’s wife Alicia, 36, son Jacob, 2, son Shaun Mobley Jr., 4, and father-in-law Forrest Carroll, 76 died that morning after the home burst into flames in the early morning hours.

Community members will hold a donation drive at Indian Riffle Elementary School, 3090 Glengarry Drive, from 1 to 4 p.m. today.

The drive’s organizer, Staci Turner, created a Facebook page for the event and additional details are posted on the page.

Kari Basson, community relations coordinator for the Kettering City School District said staff members at Kettering Middle School and Indian Riffle Elementary have been taking up collections since the deadly fire and the donation drive today will be a continuation of community efforts to help the Mobley family.

“I appreciate everything everybody’s done. I appreciate Indian Riffle School, I appreciate Kettering, I appreciate KMS, I appreciate people I don’t even know,” said Shaun Mobley.

Mobley said the outpouring of support from the Kettering and surrounding communities has been overwhelming.

He summed up the devastating losses his family suffered by saying, “In five hours my life was gone, it was gone.”

The State Fire Marshal’s Office is continuing to investigate the fire and have not determines a cause.

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