Service held for 3 victims of Belmont fire

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A viewing and funeral service was held Friday for members of a family who died in a Belmont fire in late December.

Family and friends paid their respects to Soloman, Hannah and William Donkor at Ortiz Funeral Home.

A family spokesperson says they will be buried Saturday at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Thirteen people died as a result of the Prospect Avenue fire that investigators say began after a 3-year-old boy was playing with a stove. The city's fire commissioner says the boy's mother left their apartment door open as they fled, allowing the flames to quickly spread to the rest of the building through the stairs.

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