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Two fundraising pages appear hours after fatal Irmo fire

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

In the hours following the fatal fire that killed two young children at an apartment complex in Irmo, two fundraising pages dedicated to helping the families affected by the fire have appeared online.

The first page, Breann's Angels, gives us our first look at the two children, 5-year-old Jamarion N. Martin and 18-month-old Reghin M. Stevens, who were killed in the blaze.

The page was created by a local non-profit called DACS, Inc., a group who says they are dedicated to "the principals of Philanthropy and Sisterhood."

The effort's website says they're raising money to help the children's mother, Breann Bennett, with "expenses in regards to burials, housing, clothing and etc."

So far, the fundraiser has raised just over $6,500 out of $10,000 for Bennett by the time we published this article.

The other fundraiser, called "St. Andrews Apartment SOES Fire Fund", says three families of Seven Oaks Elementary School were affected by the fire. The page appears to have been started by someone affiliated with the school.

"We are asking for your donations towards these families to help cover replacing the children's Christmas gifts and expenses in the upcoming months," said the page.

That page has managed to get just over $1,500 so far.

The fire started around 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Andrews Apartments complex just off St. Andrews Road.

Two units were damaged by the flames, but 33 homes were without power due to the fire.

Funerals for the two children who died in the fire will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bible Way Church on Atlas Road.

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