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Funeral arrangements announced for children killed in Rome fire

Temprince (left), Patrick III (center), and Eliesse (right) Croad

2-year-old Temprince, 3-year-old Patrick III, and 4-year-old Eliesse Croad were killed when a fire broke out Monday at the family's home.

Posted: Jul 27, 2018 11:11 AM
Updated: Jul 31, 2018 5:42 PM

ROME – Funeral arrangements have been announced for the three young children killed in a fire late Monday night.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, August 1st from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Nunn and Harper Funeral Home on N. George Street in Rome. A memorial service will take place following the calling hours.

2-year-old Temprince, 3-year-old Patrick III, and 4-year-old Eliesse Croad were killed when a fire broke out late Monday night at the family's mobile home on Pine Haven Circle in Rome’s outer district.

Parents Patrick and Gabrielle Croad and their 1-year-old daughter Kaydence survived the fire.

Authorities say the parents grabbed their infant and escaped, but intense flames kept them from rescuing the other children. The couple and their baby were taken to a Syracuse hospital for treatment of injuries and are recovering.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Click here for previous coverage of the fatal Rome fire

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