CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The chain link fence surrounding the home where seven children and two adults died in a house fire has become a memorial to the lives lost.
Cars stopped a little longer at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Cora Street. Occupants stared at the burned out house on the corner of Cora Street and Arlington Avenue.
Stuffed animals, hand-written signs, books and toys littered the sidewalk in front of the charred, mangled awnings torn from the house where children once lived and played.
Keahana Carter-Camp, 8, Bryan Timothy "BJ" Carter-Camp, 7, Jeremiah Carter-Camp, 3, Elijah Scott, 3, Emanuel Jones, 18 months, and Kiki and Gigi Seal, both 3, died as a result of a fire in the home early Saturday. Alisha Carter-Camp, mother of Keahana, BJ and Jeremiah, also died in the fire with her boyfriend, Alex Seal, father of Kiki and Gigi.
Latasha Jones-Isabell, mother of Elijah and Emanuel, was the lone survivor.
A green piece of construction paper affixed to the fence held a message from a student at Shoals Elementary, where Keahana and BJ, known as Timothy at school, attended first and second grade.
"Dear Timothy," it read. "I heard about the fire. Our school is SAD. We miss you. Love, MaryKathryn."
Another sign tucked into the fence featured drawings of hearts with wings and the words: "In loving memory of Kiauna Carter. We love you girl!!! We hope you're watching us and being our angel."
Another read: "Gone but never forgotten, always in our (hearts). Love your Shoals family. BJ (Timothy) Keahna Jeremiah Elijah Kiki Gigi Emanuel Alisha Alex. You will be missed."
Small porcelain angel figurines were placed along the fence with small, framed cartoon pictures of a baby zebra and a baby giraffe.