Sheriff identifies girls killed in Eastpoint fire, prayer vigil and fundraisers scheduled

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office shared this photo of the two girls killed in Friday's fatal fire off Wilderness Road.
Published: Jan. 22, 2022 at 6:02 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - A day after an overnight fire claimed the lives of two young girls, the Franklin County Sheriff identified the victims and shared more details on upcoming fundraisers.

According to the FCSO Facebook Page, 11-year-old Alexis Sloan and 10-year-old Lilly Sloan were killed when a fire sparked in their mobile home early Friday morning. Sheriff A.J. Smith previously said a heat lamp keeping puppies warm likely sparked the blaze.

In response to the tragedy, the sheriffs office is collecting donations, with the big need being household essentials. Sheriff Smith says he has been blown away by the love the community has shown.

“We got a really caring community here, even far beyond our borders with people that want to help out, said Franklin County Sheriff AJ Smith. “We just wanna make sure that we’re not overlapping and that we’re doing things as effectively and efficiently as possible.”

Starting Monday, the sheriff’s office will collect donations. The family has plenty of clothes, but is in need of household essentials.

A prayer vigil will be held Sunday at Hope Park at 4 p.m.

A charity fund has also been set up to aid the family.

Emerald Coast Credit Union is hosting a yard sale on Saturday Jan. 29 at 268 Highway 98 in Eastpoint.

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