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Neighbors Mourn Siblings Killed in Fire

Neighbors say getting ready for school isn't the same anymore on James Street in Macon since Sunday's fatal fire.

"Every time I go to the school, I have to hug and kiss on them like I'm hugging and kissing on my kids because they bond just by getting on that bus together," says neighbor Melinda Martin.

Martin's kids went to school the children of Colethia Williams, whose daughters Nykhiya (age 10) and Daija (age 7), and son Jamarrian (age 9) died in the blaze.

Williams had told fire officials she had left her home for only a few minutes to go to the local convenience store when she came back to her house on fire.  Her youngest son, 3-year J'lon Williams was the only one to survive, and was taken to the Augusta Burn Center.

The children's grandmother told 13WMAZ that the 3-year old is now in good condition.

According to Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones, J'Ion was taken off the ventilator Tuesday. He suffered minor burns and heavy smoke inhalation but will possibly be released Wednesday.

Meanwhile, crews worked to board up the house and neighbors are organizing a candlelight vigil, set for Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the house at 1131 James St.

You can follow 13WMAZ's Tom George on Twitter @thetomgeorge or like him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tomgeorgewmaz


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