Funeral services held for KY fatal fire victims

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Toys can still be seen in the yard of a house that caught fire on Saturday morning, killing 7 people.

Friends and family laid to rest a woman and five children killed in a house fire in Gray, Ky. on Saturday morning.

A ceremony at a Wollum church honored Nina Asher, 22, and her three children. Their service marked one week since the residence caught on fire and killed seven people in total.

The fire happened off Sam Parker Road in Gray, which is east of Corbin in Knox County, Ky.

The two other children, who were staying with the family, were laid to rest in nearby Corbin, Ky.

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(March 10, 2013) The cause of a fire that killed 7 people, including 5 children, is still under investigation.

The fire happened off Sam Parker Road in Gray, KY on Saturday morning.

Gray is just east of Corbin in Knox County, KY.

Relatives of Jesse Disney said Disney and his girlfriend Nina Asher, 22, held a slumber party in the house on Friday night.

It included Asher's three children from a previous relationship: Abigail, Camden, and Will.

The three children were 10 months to 3 years of age.

The slumber party also included two children from another family.

Some time after 9 a.m. the next morning, a fire started in one of the bedrooms.

Family members of Disney said they likely died from smoke inhalation; however, autopsy results have not confirmed how they died.

"It's been rough. I miss Jesse. He's one of my best friends," said Justin Mcculley, who said he has known Disney for more than 20 years.

Mcculley went on to say, "We spent lots of times just listening to music and listening to him play guitar and stuff. He just really loved music."

Disney's relatives said Disney and Asher met in the fall and had plans to get married.

"Supposedly they were doing really good. Really cared about each other. It's terrible," Mcculley said.

The night before the fire, they cleaned carpets and painted walls in anticipation for a new baby.

Relatives of Disney said Asher had just gotten an ultrasound and was almost 21 weeks pregnant when she died.

Disney's sister-in-law, Shannon Disney, said the couple's life revolved around the three kids and the baby on the way.

She also mentioned the kids loved to play outside.

Kentucky State Police continue to investigate the cause of the fire and said the fire does not appear suspicious.

Names will not be officially released until autopsy results are finished.

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