Family remembers mother of seven killed in house fire
Posted at: 09/17/2012 4:18 PM
| Updated at: 09/17/2012 6:39 PM
By: Amanda Ciavarri | WHEC.com
Firefighters have identified the name of the woman killed in a house fire this weekend.
Chandra Majors, 38, died when the fire ripped through her home on Pierpont Street around 2:30a.m. Sunday. The house is boarded up and a memorial has been placed on the steps to the porch.
Chandra Majors’s family says even though they can see the burnt house, it still doesn’t feel real. They know the fire is under investigation and now they just want answers about what happened early Sunday morning.
Alexis Majors, Chandra’s daughter, said, “She was the most important person in my life.”
On Monday, three of Chandra Majors’s daughter spoke to News10NBC about their mother. The 38-year-old was killed early Sunday morning when her house caught fire. Firefighters say they were battling the fire for quite sometime before realizing there was a body on the second floor. Majors was found in her bedroom. For her children, they still can’t believe it happened.
Tonquese Lobez, Chandra’s daughter, said, “Everything right now, it seems like a bad dream. I would have never expected my mom to pass like that. I doesn't seem real.”
Candles and stuffed animals make up a memorial at the house. The cause of the fire is unknown and it is being investigated by the Arson Task Force.
Majors is a mother of seven. Her four youngest children live in the home on Pierpont Street with her. They were not home at the time of the fire.
Lobez said, “All their belongings are gone, they have nothing.”
Now this family is coming together to support each other through this hard time. They promise to never let their mother be forgotten.
Alexis Majors said, “Me and my mom had a very close relationship. I could talk to her about anything. If I needed her she'll give me something. She needed me I'll give her something. It's hard it really is hard.”
The younger children weren’t home at the time of the fire. The family says two of the kids were at their friends’ house and the other two were staying with their older sister for the night.
The fire is being investigated by the Arson Task Force. They look into all the major fires in Rochester.