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Appeal fund for children killed in fire almost at target

The four children who died as a result of the fire Credit: ITV Granada

An appeal for funds to pay for the funeral of four children who died as the result of a fire in the Walkden area of Greater Manchester has almost reached its target.

Demi Pearson, 15, her eight-year-old brother Brandon and seven-year-old sister Lacie, died in the blaze on Monday.

Their sibling, three-year-old Lia, died on Wednesday after being rushed to hospital in a critical condition.

Their mother Michelle remains in a coma, unaware of what's happened.

The online appeal has currently raised £12,990 of the £15,000 appeal target.

Some of the moving tributes Credit: ITV Granada
Police remain at the scene Credit: ITV Granada
The growing memorial on Jackson Street Credit: ITV Granada