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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The funerals of three young Albany natives who died in a house fire in Duluth will be held here Saturday. 12-year old Amirra Wingfield, 17-year old Dairien Wingfield and 19-year old LaToya Jackson, all sisters, were killed the family's townhouse in Duluth caught on fire Friday.

The girls were trapped in a third floor closet and were unable to escape. Their mother was also in the townhouse when the fire started, but was able to escape.

Investigators think the fire started on the first floor. The girl's father, Sgt. Maj. Rufus Wingfield was in Afghanistan when the fire happened. He arrived back in the U-S Sunday.

The funeral will be held at Rhema Word International Ministries in Albany at 11 AM Saturday.

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