Even though the flames are out, the aftermath of the three young lives lost is starting to set in here on Mulberry Street in Mount Vernon. "I've been to the fire station this morning just to check on the guys. I'll come in again for the next shift, and i'll check on those guys. We will continue to talk about it. We've seen these people around town, we know them, and most of us have children of our own. To loose children in a tragic way like this, it's hard on all of us," says Mount Vernon Fire Chief, Wes Dixon who responds to events like Friday morning's fire on a regular basis. He says there is always an impact after this type of tragedy. "We had our own personal de-briefing at the fire station for myself and our guys. We just talked about what we saw. It was very helpful, especially some of the younger guys. They will take it very hard. Guys with children like me take these situations very seriously also," says Dixon.
As officials due their best to cope close friend of the Robb family, Juanita Foster, pays a visit to the fire remains tonight to heal in her own way. "I miss the most about it is it's not as much the house damages, it's the life of the children and the mother," says Foster. Many of the items scattered through out this yard now hold a painful memory for Foster. "I saw the toys and I thought, oh my gosh. We can replace the toys, but life we cant bring back. My heart is just sobbing because they lost their loved ones."
Whether it was a firefighter who helped put out the flames or a close family friend, the memory of Amanda, Bailey, and Aubrey Robb are on the minds of many in this community. The Coroner's office says the cause of death is smoke inhalation and the fire has been declared accidental.