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UPDATE: Six including four children dead in Chattooga County fire

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CHATTOOGA COUNTY, GA (WRCB) -

Six people, including four children, are dead because of a mobile home fire in Chattooga County, Georgia.

The home was off Old Highway 27, north of Trion.

Along with the mother and father, three siblings and a cousin died in the fire.

Officials identified the victims as 29-year-old Miron Bradley Jones, 22-year-old Demi Josephine Jones, 5-year-old Clair McKenzie Jones, 3-year-old Lola Rosanna Jones, 3-month-old Olivia Josephina Jones and 5-year-old Jada Marie Kendrick who was a cousin that was spending the night.

Investigators said the family bought a wood stove heater on Sunday. 

Officials ruled the fire as accidental and said the heater was placed too close to a wall that had wood paneling. 

On Monday, red heart shaped balloons were hanging from the family's mailbox.

"They loved their kids. Their kids loved them. We all loved them. Each and every one of us," Landon Jones, a brother said.

Jones said his brother, Brad, and his wife, D.J., lived life to the fullest.

Pictures given to Channel 3 by relatives gave a glimpse of the family was like.

"I miss them. I know it's all in God's hands now," Jones said.

On Sunday, a fire broke out inside their mobile home. 

Investigators said a wood stove heater placed near a wall in the living room sparked the fire and killed the family of five along with a cousin who was spending the night.

The ages for the children ranged from 3 months old to 5 years old, which was tough for first responders to process.

"Children always have a soft spot in my heart. I have two of similar age that lost their life last night, so it does hit home," Sheriff Mark Schrader of the Chattooga County Sheriff's Office. 

Investigators ruled the fire as accidental.

Family members said they'll never forget the moment they learned about the deadly mobile home fire.

"This is unimaginable. It's hard enough to lose one person, but to lose a whole family at one time, there's no words," Melissa Jones, a grandmother said.

As they prepare to lay two adults and four children to rest, they're sharing a message.

"Cherish every moment that you have because you never know when they're going to be gone. Tell them you love them every day. Every day," Jones said.

To help with funeral costs, family members set up a fund called the Jones Memorial Fund at United Community Bank and Regions Bank. 

They're also trying to organize a motorcycle ride in their honor.

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