Candlelight Vigil Held for Victims of Fatal Fire

INEZ, Ky. (WSAZ) – A community came together Tuesday night to remember three people killed in a weekend fire in Martin County.

Trinity Maynard, Tina Goble, and Cainie Johnson died Saturday morning when their home in Inez caught fire.

Loved ones held a candlelight vigil outside the Martin County Courthouse.

"It's just a nightmare you wish you could get through," Trinity’s grandmother Wanda Sartin said.

Trinity had just started third grade at Inez Elementary.

"She always carried a smile," Trinity’s classmate Hannah Staton said. "I've been tore up. The first time I heard about it I cried and cried."

Melody Goble is Tina's sister and Trinity's aunt.

"She was my big sister,” Goble said. “She was always protective. She always made sure we were all taken care of."

Jack Smith, a man who lives just a mile away from the fire scene, was charged in connection with the fatal fire.

Goble says they're taking some solace knowing the man accused of being responsible was caught.

"I do hope they get what they deserve,” Goble said.

The family says the outpouring of support they've received is the only thing holding them together.

"It's a comfort to know you have people who will stand by you and see you through who pray for you," Sartin said.

The family says they've also had to deal with another unfortunate issue.

Goble says someone who’s not associated with the family has been taking donation jars around. They're afraid it's a scam.

The family is asking if anyone does want to make donations for funeral costs to do so on an online account:
http://www.gofundme.com/d52n1k.


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