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CCSO continues investigation into trailer fire

A trailer fire early Sunday March 4, 2007 at 713 2nd Ave. in Immokalee  left four people dead including three children and their mother.  The fire broke out early Sunday morning while the family was apparently asleep.  Dozens of neighbors came out to see the destruction first hand. Michel Fortier/Staff

Also used with Wilder Story 11/04/2007

Photo by MICHEL FORTIER

A trailer fire early Sunday March 4, 2007 at 713 2nd Ave. in Immokalee left four people dead including three children and their mother. The fire broke out early Sunday morning while the family was apparently asleep. Dozens of neighbors came out to see the destruction first hand. Michel Fortier/Staff Also used with Wilder Story 11/04/2007

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  • Wilder Vasquez, 16, whose hands are covered in gloves that protect his skin as they heal, holds on to a picture of himself before he was  severely burned in a fire at his Immokalee trailer in March. Vasquez spent four months in hospitals in Tampa and Cincinatti recovering from his injuries. His mother, sister, and brother all died in the fire that was classified as arson. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • A trailer fire early Sunday March 4, 2007 at 713 2nd Ave. in Immokalee  left four people dead including three children and their mother.  The fire broke out early Sunday morning while the family was apparently asleep.  Dozens of neighbors came out to see the destruction first hand. Michel Fortier/Staff

Also used with Wilder Story 11/04/2007
  • Wilder Vasquez, 16, was one of the survivors of a trailer fire in Immokalee last March that killed his mother, sister and brother. Vasquez was severely burned and is still recovering from the injuries while living with his aunt in Immokalee. The trailer fire was labeled arson and killed five people and injured five others. No one has been arrested in connection with the fire. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Wilder Vasquez, 16, looks at a picture of himself before he was severely burned in a fire at his Immokalee trailer in March. Vasquez spent four months in hospitals in Tampa and Cincinatti recovering from his injuries. His mother, sister, and brother all died in the fire that was classified as arson. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Gloria Hernandez, second from right, a paralegal and farmworker's advocate, helps steady Wilder Vasquez, 16, as he explains to members of the Lyon's Club, Immokalee Fire Department and Farmworker's Association what happened to him in March when his trailer was set on fire. The three different agencies met in order to organize a way to deliver fire detectors to the migrant community. Wilder's home did not have fire detectors and he and four others were injured and five others killed. His mother, sister and brother all died in the blaze. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Rebecca Ramirez and other members of the Immokalee community hold a candlelight vigil in front of the trailer fire and in memory of the four people killed in the fire. Three of the victims were children including Wilder Vasquez, 16, Luciana Vasquez, 13, and Rodrigo Mendez, 6. Photo taken Monday, March 5, 2007. Jimmie Presley/Staff
  • Wilder Vasquez. Captions to come. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Members of the Immokalee community hold a candlelight vigil in front of the trailer fire and in memory of the four people killed in the fire. Three of the victims were children including Wilder Vasquez, 16, Luciana Vasquez, 13, and Rodrigo Mendez, 6. Photo taken Monday, March 5, 2007. Jimmie Presley/Staff
  • Andrea Mateo, 15, right, Beatrice Perez, 15, center, and Bilma Ramos, 12, embrace in front of the trailer fire that killed four people. Mateo and Perez are students at Immokalee High School and Ramos attends Immokalee Middle School. Three of the victims were children including Wilder Vasquez, 16, Luciana Vasquez, 13, and Rodrigo Mendez, 6. Photo taken Monday, March 5, 2007. Jimmie Presley/Staff
  • Wilder Vasquez, 16, looks at a picture of his sister Luciana, who died in a trailer fire that also killed his mother and brother in March 2007 in Immokalee. Vasquez was severely burned and was one of five survivors of the fire that was classified as arson. Lexey Swall/Staff
  • Wilder Vasquez. Captions to come. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Wilder Vasquez is given instruction on strengthening his hands by occupational therapist Alex Sizemore during a session at the Immokalee Rehabilitation Center in September. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Wilder Vasquez. Captions to come. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Wilder Vasquez. Captions to come. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Surrounded by his cousins, friends and his aunt and new guardian Juana Vasquez, right, Wilder Vasquez cuts his birthday cake during his party Oct. 20. Before blowing out the candles, Wilder made a wish his family would come back to life and he would get a new television. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff
  • Wilder Vasquez, 17, watches as his friends and cousins play at at Immokalee Regional Park during his birthday party on Oct. 20. Lexey Swall-Bobay/Staff

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