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Neighbors React to Deadly Trailer Fire

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By Devin Sanchez 
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Last Friday's deadly fire in Odessa claimed another life; three year old Janet Luque died in a Lubbock hospital on Sunday.

The fire ravaged her family's trailer home last week and neighbors are still trying to cope with what happened.

"I felt bad for them because she was my neighbor and they had just moved here. I feel really bad," Neighbor, Maria del Socorro, said.

NewsWest 9 learned the family had only lived in the area for a few months. They're described as friendly.

"They were calm people. They would say hi to me when I would pass by in my car, ask how I was doing. They were happy, very happy with their kids. The kids would always play outside," neighbor, Eucebio Guerrero, said.

Janet's mother, Maria Marta; five year old sister, Jazmin Luque and 13 year old brother, Omar Gallegos, died Friday.

As of Monday, investigators still didn't know what caused the blaze. Regardless, Socorro said she thinks the neighborhood needs to do something for the two that made it out alive: Janet's father, Jesus Luque, and 19 year old Oscar Gallegos.

"We need to come together and help them out. I haven't been told anything, personally but they may need help. Right?" Del Socorro said.

Oscar Gallegos has been released from the hospital. 

Although the investigation is ongoing, the Ector County Sheriff's office doesn't believe arson or any foul play was involved.
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