Bullhead City Mayor Steve D’Amico offered words of comfort to the community in response to a tragic fire that claimed the lives of five children.
The victims, aged between 2 and 13, were unable to escape the flames that swept through a two-story duplex.
Four of the children were siblings, while the fifth was an 11-year-old relative visiting at the time of the fire.
In his video statement, Mayor D’Amico expressed deep condolences to the grieving families, underlining that the loss is felt by the entire Bullhead City community.
The tragedy deeply affected the community, and the mayor thanked the Bullhead City Police Department.
Firefighters and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their response and the ongoing investigation into the cause of the fire.
The mayor shared that a local funeral home, Dimond & Sons, has offered to cover the funeral expenses of the five victims.
Additionally, a formal donation campaign has been launched to support affected families through River Fund Inc.
A GoFundMe page organized by a friend of the brothers’ mother has raised more than $16,000 to help the parents cover any necessary expenses.
The funds will provide support during this difficult period.
Mayor D’Amico announced a candlelight vigil scheduled for December 20 at 6pm local time to honor the memory of the five children.
He invited the community to attend the vigil and mourn together peacefully.
The mayor also urged everyone to be respectful of the victims, their families and the ongoing investigation as the community continues to mourn.