Children who lost mother in fire settling into new life

11:04 PM, Nov 23, 2012   |    comments
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We're hearing from the uncle of three orphaned children who lost their mother in a fire earlier this week. The fire happened Monday morning at a home in Townsend.

Officials believe Christina Kallstrom died of smoke inhalation. Her three children ages 5, 8, and 12 all made it out safely.

The children lost their dad earlier this year from health complications.

They're now being cared for by their uncle, Kallstrom's brother-- Robert Marshall. The children are living at his home near Atlanta along with Marshall's wife and two children.

"I just couldn't see not taking care of them," said Marshall. "It has been very overwhelming. I haven't had time to digest what happened to my sister yet."

Marshall says his main focus right now is taking care of the three children. That means everything from adding beds in the house to getting a vehicle big enough to haul his instant family of seven.

If you want to help, a fund has been set up through U.S. Bank entitled the Kallstrom Family Benefit.

Checks and monetary donations should be made out to Bethel Baptist Church, located at 132 Bethel Church Road.

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