ELKINS, W.Va. -- The father of one of the four children killed in a West Virginia house fire says his daughter's donated organs are keeping three transplant patients alive, and all are doing well so far.
Dmitriy Bolgar told mourners at a Monday night vigil in Elkins that 11-year-old Katie Bolgar's liver went to a 1-year-old girl, while her kidneys went to two other people.
"So, even in death, she is bringing joy to so many families, as she did in life," said Bolgar, who lives in Manassas, Va.
Media outlets report that hundreds paid their respects to Katie Bolgar, 29-year-old Alan Chamberlain and his three children, 4-year-old Isabella Chamberlain and 2-year-old twins Brianna and Alanna Chamberlain. All died of injuries suffered in the Oct. 28 fire in Elkins.
The children's mother and uncle - 34-year-old Jennifer Chamberlain and her brother, Jeff Hyde - remained at the West Penn Burn Center in Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
Investigators say the fire appears to be accidental but the cause is unclear. Elkins Fire Chief Tom Meader said the fire blocked the house's main exits, and the only smoke detector lacked batteries.
Vigil organizer Jennifer Cassidy said the sea of candles lighting up the Elkins rail yard was a beautiful sight.
"As a mother, I'm heartbroken," she said. "I have three children of my own, and I think this would be the worst nightmare."
Elkins Mayor Van Broughton said the community is devastated, "but I love that I live in a place where the people take time out of their busy lives to show their love and concern."
Broughton read a statement from the Chamberlain family thanking the community.
"This community and many others showed their true and unconditional support and love and continue to do so," the statement said. "We can truly see God through all of this. If anything is taken from our loss, we pray it is to never take family for granted, never let anything get in the way of showing your love and always say, 'I love you.'"
Broughton says a memorial fund set up with Citizens Bank in Elkins has already received more than $10,000 in donations.
A family obituary says visitation is scheduled for 2-6 p.m. Wednesday at Elkins Church of God.