Candlelight vigil to be held tonight for 11-year-old killed in Carbon County fire

Holly Fox. Photo Courtesy: Mitchell's Funeral Home

CARBON COUNTY, Utah, March 31, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A candlelight vigil will be held tonight for Holly Fox, the 11-year-old girl fatally injured in a Carbon County house fire early Sunday morning.

The vigil will be held at 8 p.m. at Sunnyside Park at 111 UT-123, in Sunnyside. Community members are invited to attend.

According to an online statement by the Wellington Fire Department, crews were called to a home at Carson Street in the town of East Carbon at 1:47 a.m.

“Upon arrival at 2:11 a.m., responding Wellington units found heavy smoke and fire and ECFD (East County Fire Department) engaged in an exterior attack,” the statement said. “During these efforts, firefighters were notified there was possibly a child still inside.”

Firefighters entered the home through a bedroom and located the child. “Unfortunately everyone’s worst fears were confirmed and the victim’s injuries were unsurvivable,” the statement said.

“Please keep the victim’s family and friends in your thoughts and prayers along with the first responders in this unimaginable tragedy.”

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Anyone that wishes to assist the family with funeral expenses can do so by contacting Mitchell’s Funeral Home at 435-637-2668 or stop by their location at 233 East Main Street in Price.


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